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Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Mamba Stout | Aviator Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Mamba StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Black Mamba Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
aviatorbrew.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tdm168 on 12-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
46
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
19.56%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
3
For Trade:
1
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the breweries tap room on 12/29/11.

Pours pitch black with a quarter inch inch of brown, dense, head that has great retention. The nose has notes of oak, roasted malts, coffee, and faint bourbon. The flavor is chocolaty and roasty up front with notes of coffee and oak in the finish. This is a full bodied, moderately carbonated, smooth beer.

This was great. I had had the regular Black Mamba just prior to this and was disappointed. The bartender told me that the BA version was much better and really mellowed out the beer. He was right. The regular Black Mamba vs. the BA version is night and day. I would take this over anything Aviator has to offer.

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Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

A nice mahogany brown color out of the bottle, hits into a very dark walnut brown almost black body. Reddish brown around the edges and fairly see through. Head is a very light tan brown color, barely makes half a finger, and slow settles to a thin 2mm light tan collar.

Interesting nose on this. A sense of clean wet character, some hinting fruit in the back. Some char and some cookie dough like sweetness. A hint of barrel charring also, not so much molasses but a pretty solid smelling brew.

Mouthfeel is incredibly seltzery and fizzy. Charring carbon and roast, but with a bitter grainy taste. Lots of lingering roast, but there is no depth. Ashen quality. The flavor profile is just overburdened by this roasting character, and a wet sense that just provides no depth to the palate. There isn't any malt backbone to this it's pure char, with some tolerable grainy character.

Where's the malt sweetness? Where's the chewy oat mouthfeel and cream character? Where's the bourbon character or heck the molasses on this? I like this brew's bouquet a lot, but the palate does not deliver at all. Not a total drain pour, but I need some Barney Flats...

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Mamba Stout from Aviator Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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