Sextant - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
Oatmeal Stout
4.01 | pDev: 11.72%
Mar 22, 2019
Oct 24, 2011
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Ratings by BrewtifulMind:
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Rated by BrewtifulMind from California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

Nov 15, 2011
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at ballast point

Dense pencil thin creamy taupe foam layer over dark brown liquid

Aroma of coffee, roast malts , bourbon

Taste is roast malts , coffee

No carbonation, flat beer , roast malt taste lingers but doesn’t bite

Nice beer
Mar 22, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

2.78/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one took forever to pour, with a very black body, a 3 inch foamy head, and a good amount of lacing.

This smells off, slightly sour, with stale coffee, and a bit of coffee.

I definitely think there is something off with this. I'm not going to scream "infection," but something is definitely wrong. It tastes prickly, due to the intensely high level of carbonation, and a vinegary, tangy sourness. There is some light, stale tasting coffee, and a bit of chocolate. But the off flavors definitely overwhelm everything else.

The carbonation on this is way too high, making it hard to drink. It's fairly light bodied.

I'd like to try this again, but it's hard to drink now.
Dec 31, 2014
Rated: 4.2 by rgirl from New Jersey

Sep 18, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Sep 02, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Johnny58 from California

Jul 29, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by drewone from California

Mar 25, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by CasanovaCummins from Nevada

Mar 23, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by seplo from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2013
Rated: 3 by Tom-Peters from California

Feb 14, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by cubixrube

Aug 27, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by BdubleEdubleRUN from California

Jun 12, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by nickfl from Florida

May 04, 2012
Rated: 4 by John11486 from California

Feb 21, 2012
Rated: 4 by sampx from Missouri

Feb 09, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by smutty33 from Connecticut

Feb 05, 2012
Rated: 4 by Jspriest from Pennsylvania

Jan 26, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by nanobrew from California

Jan 23, 2012
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Reviewed by woosterbill from Kentucky

4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On-tap at Barcade into a goblet. Reviewed from notes.

A: Black body, thin tan head that turns into a ring. Ok.

S: Bourbon and vanilla jump out, with some delicate chocolate underneath. Solid, but a little tame.

T: Everything's here: bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit - but somehow it's just too weak to be impressive. The bourbon finish is delicious, but it's just underpowered.

M: Fairly light and frothy, but not offensively so.

O: I reviewed this without knowing its extremely modest ABV, and I think I was expecting the base beer to be an RIS rather than just a simple oatmeal stout. Now that I see what I was actually dealing with, I've bumped its Taste score up half a point. It was a really nice, complex, mellow beer that did a great job integrating barrel and base. Highly recommended.

Jan 23, 2012
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Reviewed by oline73 from Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had a glass of this at Pinnochio's in Media. Served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark brown with a finger of tan head that leaves a ring around the edge of the pour.

Smell: Sweet roast along with some smoke, dark chocolate notes, and some mild bourbon.

Taste: This is a very smooth BA stout. Roasty dark chocolate with some mild smoke and smooth bourbon. The finish is roasty and slightly bitter. Goes to show that you can tastefully age a lower abv beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with just a tingle of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very tastefully done BA beer. The flavors all mixed very well. I would definitely have it again.
Dec 30, 2011