7th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale W/ Cacao Nibs & Vanilla Beans | Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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4.25/5
Outstanding
12 Ratings
7th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale W/ Cacao Nibs & Vanilla Beans7th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale W/ Cacao Nibs & Vanilla Beans
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Nevada, United States
jjbrewco.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 09-13-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
12
pDev:
5.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
7
Trade:
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by draheim:
Photo of draheim
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes. 22oz into a tulip. Pours a deep chocolate brown w/ a thin mocha head.

Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, caramel.

Taste follows nose. Bourbon, chocolate, bitter roasted malt, vanilla. Nice dry cocoa nibs.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slick, medium bodied. Goes down easy.

Overall a pretty solid bourbon barrel stout. Better than expected.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of elliot23
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BSecaida
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours an opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, char, earth, vanilla, bourbon, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great mix of different bourbon barrel aged beers that work quite well together.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of Gaddabble
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pants678
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Stout black with big beige, Belgian head.

Vanilla and bourbon, can't miss it.

Wood and bourbon's a tad hot, but not too bad. Not getting much of the cacao. Plenty vanilla, plenty rich, lingering, but still quite approachable. I'd like the stout better, I think. Dry oak finish.

Doesn't have stout's viscosity, unfortunately. Strong ale/barley wine sounds right.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of funkel81
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Btip1969
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the waxed bottle near black with a 1/2 beige head that settles to a thin film on top. Smell is of dark chocolate, vanilla and roasted barley. Taste is of dark chocolate, roasted malt, hints of dark fruit, subtle smoke and faint vanilla. Very good

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7th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale W/ Cacao Nibs & Vanilla Beans from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 12 ratings