KGB Russian Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Maui Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as KGB Woody.

Added by t0rin0 on 04-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by HopHead84:
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4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


On tap at Stone Oakquinox 2011 in a snifter.

A: Brownish black with a creamy light brown head. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Complex nose. Malt is moderately roasted. Notes of coconut, smoke, oak, bourbon, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Excellent. Very expressive.

T: An increase in roast here, with a strong dark chocolate presence and a touch or char. Moderate oak presence. Bourbon is well integrated. Dash of coconut.

M: Full body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky, chewy, and creamy.

Overall: Well done. Recommended.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Oakquinox

A: The pour is almost black with a finger of tan head sitting on top.

S: Still quite roasty with lots of bourbon and oak aromas, and some licorice, coming into play. Fairly strong on the licorice notes and a bit of molasses and dark toffee providing sweetness.

T: Heavier on the bourbon flavor with a subtle vanilla flavor. Decently oaky with some roasted malt and ash. Molasses, licorice, and toffee lend a slight sugary quality.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Significantly better than the regular version I tried previously, but not great by any means.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

762nd Review on BA
Draft to snifter

@Woodshop classix

App- A very dark brown, like a dark chocolate melted. About an 1/8” of ring bubbles around the edges. I think it was a bit cold so no cling and no lace was present.

Smell- A very nice blend of aromatics on the nose. Starts just out a bit roasty and warms up with a nice layer of chocolate, oak, and some vanilla.

Taste- When you first take a sip its a bit boozy and unbalanced. Warming creates a little smooth chocolate with a lot of roast to back it up. It's a nice big stout but seeming too roasty with more than the chocolate to balance.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation. A cold boozy roast with only a touch of oak behind it.

Drink- This one was a big let down of the day. Just an average barrel aged stout with a lack of balance and smoothness to it.

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Photo of honkduh
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

KGB Russian Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 6 ratings