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Blood Lust (Bourbon Barrel, Cacao Nibs, Habaneros, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans) | Spring House Brewing Company

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Blood Lust (Bourbon Barrel, Cacao Nibs, Habaneros, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans)Blood Lust (Bourbon Barrel, Cacao Nibs, Habaneros, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans)

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rifugium on 06-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Photo of DMXLOX22
4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single of this brew at my local spot, Civera's in Drexel Hill. I've been enjoying Spring Houses' beers lately. Let's see how this matches up.

Appearance: black, very heavily cloudy. Can barely see if any carbonation is developing. Second looks and some bubbles are noticed forming at he top. Sports a somewhat impressive tan head about half an inch, however dissipates quickly. Not too bad.

Smell: upon first initial inspection, hearty cocoa with a good undertone of malts that give a slight neutral tone. Also gives off a slight alcohol-like punch. Not too bad, however not much else is noticed.

Taste: upon the first sip, a thick, cocoa-like malt is the heaviest flow. Kind of difficult to detect much of anything else on the first sip. Second and third sips reveals a very slight hint of vanilla, possible cinnamon undertones and a decent boozy, lingering, buttery-like flavor on the back of the tongue. Much is going on here, but in a good, balancing way.

Mouthfeel: below average carbonation. Finishes buttery-like and only slightly harsh from the alcohol. After taste reveals the habaneros, but only slightly.

Overall: not a bad brew overall. Not much of a habanero flavor until pretty much the end. I did notice some more vanilla flavor as the brews temperature goes up. I mean, some things were missing, but this one is unique and in a good way. I would probably have again, if it decides to come back around, and I would recommend to a friend. Cheers!

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3.65/5  rDev -1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of suckaj
1.73/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

smelled and taste of sour milk

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2.86/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

smells like it is infected or beginning to become infected. Another bad bottle from the Spring House BRS.

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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +9.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.51/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Poured into a spring house teku, the brew appears black with just a couple big bubbles hanging around the top. This looks flat despite a hearty pour. The aroma contains notes of cocoa, raw/old neutral wood and is a little dusty with a slight alcohol tang. The taste has anise upfront, raw oak, cinnamon bark and a very medicinal almost jager-like character to the finish. There is a raw oaky aftertaste that comes out as it warms. This is very light bodied and pretty much flat without carbonation. There is a very faint pepper note and no spicy burn compared to jalapeno version. The label lists this as more than 15% alcohol. I dont understand how that is possible...this has no alcohol burn to it and sadly the way it hides the alcohol is this beer's best attribute.

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Photo of Duff27
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Siggy125
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Blood Lust (Bourbon Barrel, Cacao Nibs, Habaneros, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans) from Spring House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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