Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2013) - Blanton's Barrel Aged | COAST Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
coastbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
As dark as the legend of Blackbeerd himself, behold the Imperial Stout. Sweet malts battle roasted grain on the decks of yer tongue. Like a blast from a cannon, hop are followed by smoked malt. Hold on to yer booty, a dark stouts a brewin'.

This Blackbeerd aged one year in 2nd use Blanton's barrels. As to be expected it is more oak and less bourbon. Still delicious.

Added by MacQ32 on 11-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
5.72%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
9
For Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consuming this 2013 vintage immediately after enjoying the 2012 bottling which was aged in the same barrels.

Bomber into a wine glass appears black in color with a khaki cap that fades leaving a thin film across the top.

Aroma is roasted and more smoked feeling than its older sibling but minorly so. Raison and fruity alcohol notes lead the way with a raw woodiness noticed and a bit of black licorice mixed with chocolate.

Taste is black licorice heavy with raison and fruity alcohol. Slight espresso/roasty chocolate. Initially there was quite a raw oak presence but that seemingly completely dissolved away to almost no barrel feel left in this brew. Only as it warms does it leave a lingering raw oak spiciness.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. In comparing this to the older version, they both are great imperial stouts with their own unique character. However, this one doesnt have the depth of barrel nuance like its predecessor. Instead, it showcases more of the raw edge of the barrel and base beer. Good in its own right but I believe if given the choice id go for the first usage barrel treatment instead of the second...but that decision is tough to make because I liked the smoked integration in this one that was masked in the other.

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4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my kind of stout. Much drier than folks seem to love these days but I tend to prefer that. Much more lively and drinkable for it. The head and carbonation on this are surprisingly strong for an imperial stout; like the froth on a cappucino. The shift to Blanton's is perhaps part of my love for this. The tobacco, honey, spice, and fudgey notes come through. This has always been a stout driven by various chocolate notes but this one is the most vanilla and fudge dominant.

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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2013) - Blanton's Barrel Aged from COAST Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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