Slugger | Potosi Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
potosibrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Templeton Slugger

Like a quarrelsome castaway, this bold and roasty stout hid away in freshly emptied oak barrels for a year and emerged even more brash and brazen. Rich and complex, sweet and warming and with the lingering temper of a whiskey ghost. It’s best sipped. And savored.

Added by ZS881107 on 02-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,127
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
31
pDev:
7.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of FBarber
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, no date, 2017 version. Pours transparent reddish brown with a medium sized khaki head. Smells of dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, and oak; lower intensity. The taste follows with caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, roasted malt, oak/barrel, and nuts. Mild bitterness, sweetness, and lingering dryness. Below average body and average carbonation for the style. Overall, the barrel flavors are muted and the base beer seems off. It has too much caramel, nut, and dark fruit instead of roasted malt and cocoa. $19.43 for a bottle.

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Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

People may scoff at this review, but I am being genuine and understand that this is a Potosi beer.

Poured 22oz bottle into chalice. Color is obsidian black with a thin 1 finger tan hear. Quick retention and a few spots of lacing. The aroma is sensational with very soft bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, cocoa, marshmallow and thick caramel. The flavor begins with a rich caramel and moves into some chocolate. It evolves with a faint vanilla and bourbon but lacks any oak or wood. Medium body with creamy, smooth feel. Carbonation is spot on. This reminds me of a 2-3 year aged bottle of CW BBS after the bourbon has faded. I found it to be very delicious and wish it could be a bit more affordable. Paid $19 for a bomber.

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Photo of tourdot
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: Rich malty,wood notes, bourbon, molasses syrupy mouth feel. Oaked bourbon barrel nose, although this version I had was aged in wine barrels for a year.
Black and mostly opaque with small head of refine bubbles.
Full body.

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Photo of Angerhaus
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zatch90
4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of martyl1000
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not sure why this is listed as "Retired." I've seen this in two bars in the past two weeks.

Also: I'm having it at 12.5% abv.

Whoa, Nelly. That's some whiskey!

Too much whiskey, I'd say. It's astonishingly all whiskey, all the time. There's only a quiet, rather thin, double stout flavor. It's more like a memory of coffee and dark chocolate and dark bread.

A very, very interesting beer. Even if I didn't like it, I enjoyed its originality and its vim and vigor.

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Photo of ALC82
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: This beer pours a rich black with a thin tan/orange head. The beer was visually very appealing and was served in a brandy snifter

Smell: This has a rich bourbon smell, with sweet undertones perhaps of chocolate. Very enticing smell.

Taste: So extremely disappointing compared to how it looked and smelled. I was expecting a rich smooth flavor considering this was supposedly bourbon barrel aged. I was hoping for something rich and delicious like CW 16, 17 or even something like a good founders BS... shockingly thin and bland, no rich smooth sweetness with little hint of bourbon. All I could think was this is a bland not very interesting brew.

Feel: No body, watery and thin. Opposite of stout.

Overall: I personally love this style of beer and find Potosi phoned this one in. I simply cannot recommend this to other beer aficionados, there are so many more fulfilling and easily accessible craft beers in this genre.

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Photo of KenMadtown
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Asrugan
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jwc215
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a thin head that becomes an island. Little lacing sticks.

The smell is of robust bourbon - anise, chocolate, coffee.

The taste of bourbon is strong. Chocolate, anise and coffee come through.

It is sharp - body could be fuller, but it is full enough to work well enough.

Overall, this is a wonderful stout with a rich bourbon character!

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Photo of natethamac
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Westuh
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Vinithing
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of don1481
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler purchased from Ray's Growler Gallery opening weekend.

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours jet-black with a cream colored head that fairly quickly dissipates. no bubbles within the beer of note.

Smell: Vanilla, rye, chocolate all swirled into a tempting mix.

Taste: Caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oatmeal, oak notes that float above the rye whiskey that hits at the end. As this warms, the whiskey notes pick up a little more, but they blend even better with the rest.

Mouthfeel: No residue afterwards. Small bit of rye whiskey aftertaste..

Overall: Yum. Very, very yum.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Slugger from Potosi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 31 ratings