Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout | Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This brew is our Red Fox Russian Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels for 7 months. This brew has hints of coffee, chocolate, and underlying sweetness from the oak and bourbon flavors. The brew weighs in at 9.5% ABV, 70 IBU’s, and is best served at 60⁰F.

Added by Retsinis on 06-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
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30
Gots:
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Photo of arizcards
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from TW Arrowhead 4-21-17 for $14.99. 2016 edition.

Beer poured black with a great tan head with the initial pour.

Nose is a hint of bourbon, baker's chocolate, mocha.

Taste had a very slight touch of bourbon, but is more baker's chocolate forward. Hints of coffee appear to form a nice mocha impression. Finish is hopped enough to balance the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is a very tasty brew that was a pleasure to have!

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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakemn91
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goatdavemac
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tempest
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice thick Chocolaty stout..good favor but not a ton of Barrel. Drinks pretty smooth, good solid Imperial stout for sure but compared to others I have had in the style it falls a bit short.

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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of funkel81
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of torr99
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blues_fever
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it at the brewery and it was by far the best one that was there.

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Photo of brandonwnw
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2014 bottle from Seattle beer authority, thanks Burc; Look - black with half inch tan head, Smell - dry fruit, bourbon and booze, Taste - Almost all bourbon and booze, some raisin and dry fruit in there too, not getting claimed chocolate, Feel - hot and a bit thin for a RIS which is pretty surprising for something already sitting a year. Overall - here's the thing, this is one of the least impressive BBA beers I've had, but even at that it's pretty tasty. The beer flavor isn't strong enough and gets overwhelmed by the favors from the aging. I'd recommend this to someone who likes bourbon neat or is looking for a bargain BBA beer to try out the style. I like this a a lot, but it's at the bottom end of the class. Cheers -

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
4.16 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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