Bourbon Barrel Aged All Aboard Anniversary Stout | Rivertowne Pourhouse

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Bourbon Barrel Aged All Aboard Anniversary StoutBourbon Barrel Aged All Aboard Anniversary Stout

Brewed by:
Rivertowne Pourhouse
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Oatmeal Stout infused with coffee and aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for 10 months.

Added by Omnium on 04-11-2014

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Omnium:
Photo of Omnium
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes:
Served on-tap at the brewery on March 22nd 2014

A - Total black with half a finger of tan colored head, no lacing though.
S - Huge coffee and bourbon, caramel and chocolate roasted malts.
T - Awesome flavor, the coffee and bourbon blend nicely, big roasty chocolate notes in here as well.
M - Silky smooth, a little alcohol burn, not sticky which I anticipated.
O - Extremely balanced, tons of flavor, bourbon comes through perfectly. Best beer Rivertowne has done for sure.

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Photo of GameOfBeers
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

This was definitely a good beer. This bottle has been sitting a little longer than most who have reviewed it so my mark may be slightly off. But having said that, this is a damn good beer. The alcohol is present which I don't mind, but seems a bit harsh for 7.1% but even with the burn it copes well with the beer at hand. Like others have said before me, the barrel is very present in this beer. Roasted malts and vanilla stick out for me in the taste, but it is oak overload in the nose with some chocolate coffee mixed in. Overall this is probably one of my favorite RiverTowne brews to date, making me wonder what else they can barrel up and knock out of the park?

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Photo of heddar33
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.05/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ShanePB
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Craziest find on this at a random Italian restaurant in Monroeville (where this stuff is brewed) discounted to 7 DOLLARS a bottle from 17.99. Made my trip their worth it!

A - About as dark as the regular anniversary stout with less carbonation I got a mild ring of mocha that just faded to almost nothing. So far not so pretty especially with tons of floaties in the glass.
S - INTENSE bourbon reminds me of BCBS but can't really smell the roast or chocolate of the base beer just bourbon, wood, and mild vanilla.
T - A bit of stingy heat from the bourbon then quickly to the sweet base of coffee roasts and some dark chocolate. A touch of bitter wood and it is somewhat sweet. Can't really say I love it though.
M - Medium bodied and stick it still has enough carbonation to make it enjoyable.

Overall it takes a real master to get bourbon barrel aging right and these guys did an OK job. The ABV is a bit low for such an intense bourbon base so some may enjoy that. I don't think I really would have paid over 10 bucks for the experience though...

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Photo of BB1313
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a creamy khaki head that fades leaving great retention and nice sticky lacing. The aromas are full of chocolate fudge. The bourbon notes are there, but subtle. The flavors follow the nose. Huge chocolate notes along with some caramel. The malts really shine. The bourbon is subtle once again, but does a nice job of highlighting the chocolate notes. There's possibly some rye in the mix, especially in the finish. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very creamy and fluffy without being super thick. Smooth stuff.

This is a nice brew. It might not match up with the elite bourbon barrel stouts, but I don't believe it was intended to. It's still an enjoyable brew and is well crafted. I like it, especially at the price point. This is also the first time having a canned barrel aged brew, which I appreciate.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a short lived head. Aroma is full of oak, with bourbon notes mimicking vanilla bean and a shy toasty malt gaining as it warms.
In the taste, roast and vanilla, small oak and a hint of booze. Nice malty flavor, fair bitterness and definitely smooth. Overall this is a great, full bodied bourbon barrel aged stout. A nice job here by Rivertowne.

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Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of makeitavintage
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of reizorc
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Doesn't look very...stouty. For lack of a better term. Seems to be a good bit of vanilla on here. Boozy as well, in the right ways. It's an okay beer, but it carries too many of the characteristics in bourbon barrel aged beers that you don't want to see: overly sweet, no balance, etc. A nice enough beer. But there are so many out there these days.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyNole
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baybum
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of gobuccos
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell is definitely vanilla. There is a pretty decent head on this beer. Taste does not present as much bourbon as one would expect. Overall a decent BBA stout. For less than $2.50 a can you cannot go wrong.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjvanston
4.62/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mounty4Life
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer a lot but is just a shade thin for me. Nose is awesome with Woodford barrel shining through and coffee accent! With a little more feel which probably would come out with a jump in abv.....great job Rivertowne!

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewski
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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