Chocolate Salty BBLS
The Bruery

Chocolate Salty BBLSChocolate Salty BBLS
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
16.4%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.76%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
166
From:
The Bruery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  48
Gots
  45
SCORE
94
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Chocolate Salty BBLSChocolate Salty BBLS
Notes: This imperial stout was aged in bourbon barrels, with vanilla beans, cacao nibs and salt added for extra succulence.
Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 166 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by rand:
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rand from California

4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into wine glass

Black, oily, weighty brew with too much viscosity for a cohesive head to form. Interestingly, the beer 'cries' like wine on a gentle twirl.

Pungent bouquet, especially as it warms. Boozy, unsweetened chocolate, faint notes of milled whole grains. Molasses and oak are noted as well.

Desert-like decadence on the palate. Chocolate notes are closer to milk chocolate than dark. Caramelly, sugary, but balanced by astringent oak and booze. Creamy complexion seemingly coats your teeth and palate, accentuating the bold profile. Nutty notes right at the back of the sip, working to dry the flavors a bit. Still closes with a long, sweet finish, with lingering notes cocoa and dried cherries.

The brew pretty much delivers as advertised, although the "Snickers" aspect will likely go unnoticed unless you drink a LOT of beer.

May 13, 2016
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MaineBeerDinner from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: jet black, motor oil
S: Big bourbon nose, Carmel, verging on artificial, dark chocolate, molasses
T: bourbon, chocolate, little roast, big caramel, aftertaste of salt
F: viscous, not too heavy body, cloying, melted caramel dessert

Jun 28, 2016
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Mar02x from Netherlands

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 05, 2016
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Kramerwtmf from California

4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 22, 2015
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Trio2shine from California

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 04, 2016
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EyePeeAyBryan from Arizona

3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 21, 2016
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kevindp9 from Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 16, 2017
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smartassboiler from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 12, 2016
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VeganUndead from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 19, 2016
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Resuin from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 16, 2016
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Dave_Treat from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 01, 2016
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 30, 2017
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mportnoy from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 12, 2016
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fredmugs from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 14, 2016
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2GOOFY from California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 26, 2017
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waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 18, 2016
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nataku00 from California

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 24, 2019
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datpingao from California

4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Jan 04, 2016
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mbw314 from California

4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Apr 09, 2016
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SanFranJake from California

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 06, 2016
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krl2112 from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 30, 2016
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yoitsarch from California

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 28, 2015
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Hugonaut13 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 25, 2016
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retry4z from California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 15, 2016
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
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Chocolate Salty BBLS from The Bruery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 166 ratings