Mayflower Imperial Stout | Mayflower Brewing Company

Mayflower Imperial StoutMayflower Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
3.89/5
80 Ratings
Mayflower Imperial StoutMayflower Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
mayflowerbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We aged the beer in used bourbon barrels for 8 months. Those barrels have also had Sam Adams Utopias and our Barley Wine aged in them, so they have a nice pedigree! ABV is about 10%

Added by nas5755 on 01-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
80
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 51
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4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unclekeith
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 9/27/2015 at Natty Greeneā€™s Tavern, in North Attleboro, MA served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, chocolate, licorice, rich roasted malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of chocolate, coffee and licorice that are followed by a hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is very mild as expected but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, strong well-disguised kick, good representation of style, this is a solid big stout to sip on for a while.

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Photo of DarrenTorpey
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Rock solid imperial stout. Good body and finishes nicely clinging only a bit to the tongue. Nice coffee taste that lingers in a welcome way.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BranfordBound
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 2011 poured out into a tulip glass yesterday. Poured inky black and the carbonation still remained and created a one finger dark tan head. Smell is nice, a little boozy with a hint of barrel. Very rich aroma with dark fruits. When cooler, this beer has a big taste of rich, sweet fruit and a back end taste of coffee bean. Strong raisin/prune notes. When warmer it starts to feel more viscous and the molasses notes come out more while the coffee disappears. Still no hint of booze in the mouth but it leaves you with a very full feeling.

All in all this is not a super big roasty chocolate stout. This is more of a rich, complex english stout that definitely tasted fantastic with 4 and a half years on it. Certainly a treat and I'm glad I broke it open during a bottle share.

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3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of harrymel
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Broke open my 2nd of 3 today.

Black with inky quality, a loose rim of tan foam and central circle of etches. Smells fucking awesome. Honey, vanilla, alcohol, oak, graham, cocoa and a little nougat. Flavor is leather, cocoa, dark chocolate, some oak and tannins, a bit of booze. Full bodied and medium carb with a chewy finish and semi dry but watering ambience. Nice beer. Wish they'd keep making this.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Gosox8787
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz. bomber bottle poured into a Kate the Great tulip glass. From the Jan. 2011 (and only to my knowledge) batch. Served chilled and allowed to warm over about half an hour.

Appearance: Dark brown to midnight black in color. Pours a pretty formidable, one and a half finger light brown head. Recedes into a nice lacing around the edge of the glass.

Aroma: Some light smoke, oak and chocolate notes are the most recognizable. A little cherry, the Utopias note from the barrel, and bourbon from barrels is there as well. Even a touch of vanilla.

Taste: The base stout provides some smoke and a light chocolate note. The age doesn't seem to have done much negatively here. There is some slight oxidation. Oak, cherry, and a light touch of bourbon and vanilla from the barrels. The alcohol is hidden pretty well.

Mouthfeel: Medium/full bodied and slightly creamy. Carbonation is pretty spot on.

Overall, a nice version of an imperial stout. The bourbon is not so prominent as the barrel character is more Utopias than bourbon forward. It is pretty well balanced. Definitely an interesting and unique beer.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted by mrbubbler. I am not sure who brought this one.

Bottled 1/2011.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, cookie dough, and slight alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight alcohol kick. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Black with little head. Bottled January 2011, sent about a year ago from Dr.Jay. Big coffee aroma, perhaps added. Medium mouthfeel, which is light for an IS. Very coffee taste, a minor in spice and chocolate. OK, bit not terribly drinkable. Big bitter, with a little sugary backing.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bstyle for this one!

A: Pours an inky black with a small tan head with little retention. Quickly reducing to a ring of thin foam around the edge. Streaky/thin and sporadic lacing.

S: A little bit of bourbon and a little bit of wood up front. Some chocolate and caramel. A little bit of alcohol right at the end.

T: The barrels come through nicely, rather fruity with some raisins and cherries mixed with chocolate. There is a slight liquor flavor to it.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Very faint alcohol presence, gives a little heat after it is swallowed.

O: A nice beer. Drinks smooth and pretty easy for style. Like what the barrels imparted, not like all of other barreled aged beers, this one comes off almost like a spirit in the way it impacted the beer.

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Photo of Khazadum
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks standard. Nothing amazing.

Some light barrel, light wood, minor minor vanilla. Bits of bitter acrid grain.

Kstly a Russian imperial with a light barrel sweetness. Unteal how much has faded. It's nice that the barrel character fades, but still exists. It has vanilla but you seatch for It. Not much else

Thick, medium bodied, fluid, good carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Mayflower Imperial Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 80 ratings
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