Sunny Side Up - Little Amps! (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

Sunny Side Up - Little Amps! (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Sunny Side Up - Little Amps! (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #885
Ranked #2,515
4.24 | pDev: 9.2%
Dec 14, 2022
Jul 29, 2015
Sunny Side Up - Little Amps! (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Sunny Side Up - Little Amps! (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
Notes: Aged in Woodford Reserve barrels.
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Rated: 4.25 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Dec 14, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured this into a clear glass and the color of it was a deep black. A weak tan color of head that didn't last very long.
The aroma is of coffee, vanilla, malt and bourbon. The flavor is very much that of coffee, vanilla, and of course the bourbon. Definitely a decent coffee and bourbon stout. I'd recommend it to anyone else who may like this type of beer.
Jul 06, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by dirtyjerk from Pennsylvania

Mar 14, 2019
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into a snifter. The beer is another version of the imperial stout from Pizza Boy.
The beer pours jet black in color with a densely packed tan head of 1 cm that fades to a sturdy edge layer and wispy island. The aroma is coffee grounds and roasted malt with a good dose of bourbon mixed into the nose. I also get some dark chocolate and a little brown sugar. No hops here and the booze is pretty hidden even with a good hit of bourbon.
First sip reveals a smooth textured slightly thick body with mild carbonation. The foam leaves some tight lattice on my glass after each sip.
The flavor is pretty much as the nose advertises with dark chocolate and coffee grounds mixing together. This rolls to a hefty dose of bourbon and some molasses flavor on the finish. Not surprisingly I dont get any hops at this point either. I do get a little warming booze after each swallow, but generally the beer is a pretty easy drinker for 9.5%. I like this variant, but the pumpkin is still my surprising favorite. Gotta try 'em all!
Jan 19, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jan 17, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by classixIII from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Nov 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured black with a dark brown head that very quickly dissipated. Smell was sweet with good amount of coffee. Taste is coffee up front with bourbon and some burnt sugar. A little thinner than expected but overall very nice
Nov 07, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 23, 2017
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This one pours a pretty dark black, with a dark brown foamy head, about one inch, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like creamy and roasty coffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, chocolate syrup, and raisins.

The regular Sunny Side Up is probably better, as it's a fantastic coffee expression, and this barrel-aged version is a more balanced effort with less of an emphasis on coffee. If that's up your alley, though- this will probably be better for you. There's a good amount of dark fruit, silky and slightly bitter bourbon, vanilla cream, and sweet chocolate. It's quite complex.

The body on this isn't great- it's a bit thin, and insubstantial- you want this sort of thing to be massive, and it's not. It is very drinkable, though.

If the body was beefed up, this would be amazing. As it is now, it's just great.
Oct 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Looks awesome - pitch black, thick, with nice creamy lacing. Smells faintly of bourbon and strongly of coffee. Tastes even more strongly of coffee. Very bitter, almost sour. Not well balanced at all. It has some nice flavors of dark malt/chocolate/vanilla/bourbon, but they're completely overwhelmed by the coffee.
Sep 19, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by nmann08 from Virginia

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by frasergrove from California

Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Aug 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Tommo from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pretty solid coffee stout. Very very minimal bourbon barrel flavor here, if it hadnt been on the can i wouldnt have known, and that is extremly dissapointing to me. There is a bit of astringency, and the body is medium at best. So overall nice and drinkable, but wouldnt see out by any means
Aug 06, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 4.53 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Jul 21, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Jul 17, 2017
Rated: 4.2 by dleiner from New York

Jul 14, 2017
Rated: 3.2 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jul 13, 2017
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Reviewed by trygelski1 from Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16oz pounder can poured into an East End Brewing snifter:

Look: Pours an amazing jet black color with nice mocha tan head! Some lacing present with some retention!

Smell: Sweet chocolate, faint coffee, and then bourbon! Digging the aroma on this brew!

Taste: More of the same on the taste as the nose! Not one thing overpowers the other in this brew as this is very well balanced!

Feel: Medium bodied!

Overall: Great bourbon barrel aged coffee stout from Pizza Boy! Also love the base beer that this is born from! Glad I was able to score a can of this beer and I would definitely revisit this one next time its brewed!
Jul 09, 2017
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a one pint can that was born on 4/17.

A - Pitch black pour with a very thick, effervescent dark toffee colored head.

S - Delicate bourbon, light smokey/char, dark chocolate sweetness, cocoa powder and some vanilla.

T - Coffee, char, oak, cocoa, and unrefined bourbon astringency.

M - Thin medium body,

O - Expected more from this beer, not worth the price tag. :o(
Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 4.2 by Gregf51 from Ohio

Jun 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
32oz crowler poured ~10oz into a smifter.

L - Dark cocoa brown, creamy mocha head

S - not quite old coffee but certainly not fresh coffee. Strong following of sweet chocolate, and then faint bourbon.

T - chocolate, mocha, coffee, cream. Super rich and flavorful, not over the top or abusive of any one flavor, simply well rounded - think founders breakfast stout.

F - have I ever given a beer a 5 for feel? Idk. I'm not sure if it's the temperature, the crowler pour to a snifter, or the beer itself... but this is the softest, creamiest stout (non nitro) I've ever had.

Overall - I wish it had more bourbon, vanilla, and oakey characteristics on the taste but even lacking there I give it a 4.5 overall for its perfect mouthfeel.
Jun 10, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Jun 01, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by Dirtyhands from Maryland

May 21, 2017
Rated: 4.17 by zp6167a from District of Columbia

May 21, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

May 19, 2017
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Reviewed by StoutSnob40 from California

3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours with some transparency, but is quite dark in the glass. Doesn't appear terribly thick, but it;'s still very dark with some dark tan head. Smell is very fresh coffee. Sorta bitter. Like smelling a freshly used coffee filter with the grounds still in it. Tastes initially of roasted coffee, nice barrel and vanilla notes. However, the aftertaste is reminiscent of cola. It's sweet, and rather artificial. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth, but maybe a touch thin.
May 18, 2017
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Houser from Pennsylvania

May 17, 2017
Rated: 4 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

May 12, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by Budlum from Maryland

Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

Apr 20, 2017
Rated: 4.66 by slvrmon82 from Delaware

Apr 20, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by eagle109 from Massachusetts

Apr 14, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2017
Rated: 3.57 by josephwa from Minnesota

Mar 18, 2017
Sunny Side Up - Little Amps! (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 164 ratings