Retribution | DuClaw Brewing Company

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4.12/5
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474 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A full-bodied, Single Barrel Bourbon-aged Imperial Stout with rich aromas of espresso and dark chocolate, and smooth roasted malt flavor. Aged for 6 months inside charred Kentucky white oak bourbon barrels to add the natural vanilla and caramelized sugar flavors of the bourbon soaked wood to the beer. Each bottle run is drawn from a single barrel, making each batch a unique drinking experience. ABV from 10.5% to 11.5%.

Added by Kegatron on 10-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,345
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
474
pDev:
10.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
118
Trade:
10
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 474 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of striker2160
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDole
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Steffano
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received a bottle as an extra last year, felt the weather was right to open. Nice but mellow coffee aroma, taste is straightforward bourbon-barrel, hint of vanilla, flavors dominated by chocolate, coffee, a little vanilla, and some anise. Pleasantly surprised by this, compares very favorably to stone's imperial russian stout (not sure what the price or availibilty on this one) Incredibly drinkable for the abv, only downside is the thin mouthfeel. Otherwise, very much recommended, well done Duclaw!

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Photo of thebeers
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Garnet-tinted black with a moderate cola-colored head. Sweet bourbon and milk chocolate in the nose. Great creamed coffee, chocolate, oak and heavy bourbon in the taste, with a moderate alcohol kick at the end. Creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation. Nice. This is a three year old keg, and the coffee and bourbon are both still very strong. Can't imagine what this was like in 2013.

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Photo of Magbas
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of curlybird
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polopaul20
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bel Air location. Initially comes off a bit thin, but aroma and taste more than make up for it. Lots of vanilla, molasses, wood accents, slightly smoky. Slippery mouth feel, after burn halfway down the gullet.

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Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of harrisjohnson
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

On tap at Dommys pizza
A. Brown black with a finger of tan head very little lacing.
S. Roch bourbon and roasted malt, sweet caramel, toffee, black cherry.
T. Dark and rich malt, dark fruit, bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate.
M. Thick and clingy velvety texture.
O. Pretty solid bba beer.

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Photo of sposter4
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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JAN 10, 2015
Sampled about 2 hours after having Brooklyn Black Ops. Very comparable.Stronger whiskey in the aroma and more overall flavor. Maybe not quite as smooth as Black Ops, but very nice. Actually, it is smoother and better than Black Ops. Would not have thought that, but it's true.
**

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Photo of Pete_IV
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kell50
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jshusc
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewduder
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beastcpa
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bob402
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Retribution from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 474 ratings