Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2012) - Blanton's Barrel Aged | COAST Brewing Company

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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2012) - Blanton's Barrel AgedBlackbeerd Imperial Stout (2012) - Blanton's Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

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:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 10-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.98%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
15
For Trade:
3
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4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been holding on to this bottle since it was freshly released 5 years ago. Decided to drink it side by side with the 2013 bottling which was supposedly the same barrels.

Bomber poured into a wine glass appears black in color with a khaki head that fades holding along the perimeter of the glass.

The aroma is sweet with hint of anise, char, espresso, earth and oak. As it warms up, it has vanilla, caramel and toasted coconut coming out.

Taste has a dark raisony fruited character blending to chocolate/espresso earthiness and roast. Slightly sweet mingled with the alcohol with oak becoming noticeable in the aftertaste.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. It has been quite awhile since I last had a blackbeerd and this exceeded the experience I remember of the past. Not sure if this favorable experience is due to difference in barrels used or the aging/cellaring of the beer but regardless it was great.

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4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a four year vertical - 2010 through 2013 - this was my second favorite (2013 > 2012 > 2010 > 2011). Milk chocolate flavor where 2013 was more fudge, 2010 was bakers chocolate, and 2011 was cocoa powder.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2012) - Blanton's Barrel Aged from COAST Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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