Blood Lust (Pappy Van Winkle Barrel) | 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)

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Added by Rifugium on 03-20-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
51
pDev:
6.28%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
12
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Rifugium:
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4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of ShanePB
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, corked & caged. Served into a teku.

L: Dense deep black on the pour and in the glass. Carbonation seems dialed in. Leaves a nice amount of lacing along the walls and a cap throughout the drink.

S: Fudge, chocolate, oak. Not huge in the way of actual bourbon, but there are hints of it.

T: Less like the nose. Lots of roasty malts, some oak, ample level of bourbon. It's more than the other barrel variants but not overwhelming the beer by any means. Personally, I appreciate the balance it has.

F: Again, carbonation is fine. If anything, it certainly does not feel or drink like it is a 16.70% beer. And if that's actually completely true, that is an impressive feat on the part of Spring House.

Very enjoyable, very drinkable. It's not in your face bourbon, and I bet you'd never know it was Pappy. A nice way to close out the included bottles in the membership.

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Photo of Shawner
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | 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 Mar02x
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wehabeertrader
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fievel
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of IPAchris
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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 mportnoy
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallertau
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

black bodied beer with thick cap. Smell like pappy, oak, and a fudgy stout with lite roast malt. Taste is much the same as the aroma. body is medium bording on full bodied stout. low carbonation levels with great smoothness and it is not very boozy. Spring house did pretty impressive work with this barrel aged stout and put a great stout in the pappy barrels.

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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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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 Get_Lowell
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonathannRobert
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of mickeyartery
4.98/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of OleDixie
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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