Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout | Marble Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States
marblebrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GabrielM on 12-02-2011

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Ratings:
119
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
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72
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30
For Trade:
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap yesterday for the beer's release.
Reviewed from notes...

Appearance: Incredibly black and opaque, with a great coffee w/ light cream colored head. Nice retention, great lacing, and an all around beautiful stout.

Smell: Awesome bourbon notes come out right away, coupled with some nice sweetness along the lines of dark fruits and chocolate. There's some alcohol heat there, though it's pretty integrated. Great roasted attributes too; really a phenomenally smelling beer.

Taste: More bourbon, along with some coffee, chocolate, and more roasted flavors. Lots of dark fruits come through as well, which work nicely with the presence of the alcohol on the finish. The year long barre-occupancy really did wonders to the integration of flavors here...simply incredible

Mouthfeel: Nicely slick, not syrupy or cloyingly sweet. Finishes rather dry, and the body of the beer is never perceived as being thin...the beer has a great full body from start to finish.

Overall: Again, I finish another Marble review with accolades. The barrel exploration is great, and the brewers know how to get the best qualities from their barrel aging. Very interested to have this again, and again...and again. Job well done...again...Marble. Cheers!

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4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Draft serving into a Marble snifter at the release party.

A - deep, dark body with an espresso-colored 1/2" head on top.

S - bourbon, a ton of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, roastiness, maybe some caramel.

T - smooth bourbon, a nice coffee bite, vanilla, roasted chocolate, some alcohol on the back.

M - extremely smooth and very pleasant to sip on. The bourbon is present but not overpowering and the vanilla and coffee add an awesome level of complexity.

O - probably my new favorite from Marble and one I will be stocking up on. That will be difficult given the 2-bottle limit, but I guess it's a good thing I don't live far from the brewery. A damn good beer that I'm proud to have come from NM.

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4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a jet black with a two finger tan head that stuck around. Scents of chocolate, roast malt and dark coffee. The usual IS scent profile. Flavor followed this chocolate, dark chocolate, black coffee and a slight tinge of alcohol with a bit of malt sweetness and a bit of roast malt. Some barrel character, but not a whole lot. Mouthfeel is thick, sticky and heavy, with low carbonation. Quite easy to drink. Very true to style. A good Imperial Stout out of New Mexico, well worth trying if you get the chance.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep ebony color with a quickly fading, mocha head that leaves a ring of lacing.

Smells of chocolate, vanilla, and molasses notes.

Tastes of bourbon notes off the bat leading into a nice roasted malt character. Vanilla and a slight oaken character come through first. This then leads into a plethora of dark malt flavors. Chocolate, coffee, anise, figs, and molasses come through backed up by some brown sugar sweetness. Touches of dark caramel come through before a warm ending.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a very tasty bourbon aged stout with plenty to like about it.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout from Marble Brewery
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