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8 Maids-A-Milking - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
4.24/5
Exceptional
40 Ratings
8 Maids-A-Milking - Bourbon Barrel-Aged8 Maids-A-Milking - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
40
pDev:
4.25%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of BAsbill
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black with a thin head.

S - Aromas of vanilla and light bourbon. Little bit of chocolate.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice caramel and vanilla. Pleasant chocolate with light alcohol.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a very solid stout. Surprisingly nice caramel notes. How can the base be so different??

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Split with rudzud

Decent foamy creamy thick head, good lacing mild retention, nice legs, thick black beer

Nose is much better than the original, sweet candy with some toffee and caramel, plenty of cocoa and chocolate, a bit of sweet caramel candy and burnt creme brulee,

Taste sweet milk chocolate cocoa, candy, caramel, creme brulee like again, burnt lactose sugar, mild dark chocolate and creamy melted cocoa, mild bourbon and vanilla barrel but not much, sweet brandy molasses booze, touch of fruit

Mouth is med to heavier bod, a touch creamy and nice fluffy carb, flash of alcohol

Overall not too bad, nothing special although much better than the non BA version

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have the original 8 Maids of milking non-barrel aged was going to drink that one first. This beer has been in my cellar for a year or longer. Decided to drink this beer on a whim. Opened the cap and the beer emitted a pleasant hiss. The beer is 50 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The gentle pour of the beer in the glass produced a two finger head. The head on the beer is dark tan creamy and foamy. The head dissipated quickly leaving no signs of its existence. The color is SRM 37 a dark brown nearly black. The beer is opaque with no other signs of life.

The barrel age comes through on the first nosing. Additional aromas in the beer are wood, bourbon, bready, dark roasted malt, espresso, dark chocolate, cream, yeasty, and earthy.

The flavors in the beer are dark roasted malts, espresso, dark chocolate, bourbon, wood, bready, char, milk, earthy, yeasty, and citrus, and burnt sugar.

The mouthfeel of the beer is creamy and rich.

The body of the beer is full, medium carbonation, and a full finish.

The beer is tasty, although I thought it could use more body. It was a touch thin. Great flavors throughout with an unusual yeast profile.

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Photo of gelasin
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingjohnh
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhartley
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gold foil capped 750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery's Society. Bottled 10/21/16. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a deep, dark brown like black tea with about three fingers of foamy beige head. An impressively persistent surface haze and frothy crown linger, yielding a few scattered dashes of lace.

Smells of bourbon, chocolate, roast, Belgian yeast, mallow and shaved coconut. Rather enjoyable.

Full, rich flavors of bourbon, chocolate, milk sugar, sweet, dark fruity, mildly funky Bruery house yeast, toffee, vanilla, wet oak, faint coconut and plenty of alcohol.

Full, slick feel with reserved carbonation. A syrupy, boozey finish of bourbon-soaked German chocolate cake with reduced Bruery yeast balsamic glaze.

The Bruery has once again shown their deft hands in barrel aging. It sometimes seems that the signature Bruery house yeast was bred specifically to spend part of its life in bourbon barrels. I was admittedly not fond of the yeast signature in the base but spending a year in barrels has truly transformed and elevated it.

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Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kplummer82
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbw314
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bowers-Brew
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbone1384
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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8 Maids-A-Milking - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 40 ratings