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Blood Lust - Pappy Van Winkle Barrel-Aged | Spring House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
springhousebeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
10
Ratings:
51
pDev:
6.28%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
11
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captainkrad
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.83/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemochas
4.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mar02x
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Houser
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

the best offering of the spring house brs. this is a big beer that was so damn smoove. almost a perfect combination of barrel, adjuncts, and flavors with just enough of everything to enjoy every sip. wish it was a little thicker, but im splitting hairs.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slatetank
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

thanks to Brandon for sharing this enjoyed chilled in a snifter.

The color is black opaque with quick dropping tan head with fine bead. The smell is rich with bourbon in its Pappy glory -dessert like vanilla yet woody and rich with caramel/cocoa and coconut with slight alcohol in the nose. The feel is great rich smooth and lightly sweet with a roasty and light woody texture with mostly dry finish.

The taste is great lot of malt with smooth wood in taste not too tannic with bourbon imprint that has a slight vanilla accent almost custard like with rich caramel malt and slight cocoa from chocolate malt with light bourbon in the back with mild dry woody finish with slight alcohol. this is incredible very good -perhaps the best Spring House beer I have had in a long time -nice blend of bourbon with Blood Lust base stout.

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Photo of sposter4
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very excited for this beer. Big fan of Spring House and of course Pappy aged beers. Poured from 750ml bottle into a snifter. Pours black with no head. Leaves a nice oily lace on the glass as you drink it. Has a great bourbon smell with hints of dark fruit and molasses. Taste is similar with vanilla added. Perfect about of bourbon in the flavor with very little heart for almost 17%. This beer was a little thin for the style but overall a great beer.

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Photo of KJ2013
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super easy to drink. Wow. Cannot believe this is close to 17%. Lots of vanilla, some chocolate mid palate and tons of oak on the finish. Super dry. Smooth.

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Photo of jessewilliamson
4.92/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of dheldman
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shawner
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HugeBulge
3.97/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

When this was freshly released in March, we popped a bottle asap and thought it was fantastic. So here, 6 months later I decided to get into another bottle to see how it was aging. Considering springhouse's barrel aged track record, I figured this would be a different experience. Im happy to report that this beer is holing up well and is clearly the best beer they released in their barrel aged program thus far.

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter, it appear black in color with a thin tan cap that fizzels away leaving spotty lace.

The nose is toasted coconut, vanilla, caramel and boozy oak that when mingled with the dark grains produces almost a fudgy chocolate scent that is downright salivating.

The taste includes smooth oak, tannins, caramel, vanilla, booze, earth and some mild char. Everything blends together here so well and is very integrated, smooth and enjoyable.

This is full bodied and lightly carbonated. Its a boozy sipper but absolutely delicious. Well worth seeking out.

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Photo of BradC
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick jet black, clingy tan head. Smells of bourbon, alcohol, vanilla. Tastes of smooth bourbon, fudge, vanilla and some light peppery notes. Overall, an awesome barrel aged RIS from Spring House

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Head subsides quickly and we're left with an obsidian beer with clinging legs. Aroma is huge - bourbon, fudge, bakers chocolate, chili spice, a hint of maple / toffee / vanilla. Flavor carries through with hints of cinnamon, oak, clove coming in waves as the flavor lingers. Incredible stout.

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Blood Lust - Pappy Van Winkle Barrel-Aged from Spring House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 51 ratings