Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
Joseph James Brewing Inc.

Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
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Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #246
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,580
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 8.47%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
103
From:
Joseph James Brewing Inc.
 
Nevada, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  33
Gots
  25
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
Notes: 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.
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4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer reminds me of the Firestone Parabola except a little better. The main difference is that the bourbon in the Joseph James lasts longer in the mouthfeel.

A. Black with a thin brown head.

S. A sweet bourbon scent.

T. Majority of the flavor is bourbon with a hint of chocolate and light coffee. Sweeter than most stouts.

M. Real smooth with a light burn at the end.

Overall a real good stout. Not too strong but has enough flavor. Don't get me wrong this beer does not compete with a Dark Lord or Bourbon County but its great to begin the night with.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well balanced, bourbon is there on the nose and the taste. Medium mouth feel. It poured dark with a small head that lingered. A good solid BBA RIS. I will buy this again.

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3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Aces & Ales in Vegas. What a great surprise this was. Incredible smells of chocolate fudge and vanilla, with hints of Oak and maybe even coconut. Taste when cold followed smell, with a wonderful Bourbon aspect to it, then some molasses and deep roast flavor came in as it warmed. Having recently had Central Waters Fifteen and BCBS, I would put it just ever so slightly below those. This fit my tastes to a T!

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance-
Thick oil, almost like a cable pouring out of the bottle. Settles into an obsidian pond with little head.

Smell-
The burnt malt hits me quick, but eating by the sweetness.

Taste-
That good malt bitter I like, a hint of cherry, and then the general sweetness from both barrel and malt.

Mouthfeel-
It was kind of like having my mouth coated with a paint. The way a good imperial stout should be. Best enjoyed in the winter.

Overall-
A fantastic example of a barrel aged imperial stout. Thank you to the generous patrons of Dark Lord Day.

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Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 103 ratings