Black Friday - Whiskey Barrel Aged | Long Ireland Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Ireland Beer Company
New York, United States
longirelandbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Whiskey barrel aged.

Added by cosmicevan on 12-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
16.28%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
15
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wrayb
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 batch.

The beer comes in a black color.

The aroma offers sweet cocoa candy, lots of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Hints of dense dark chocolate and some umami.

The beer follows with an underlying earthy bitterness, covered with huge bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee, espresso with some caramel sweetness and licorice and some bitterness to finish off the brew.

A really well done robust imperial stout that drinks quite well for its ~8%.

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Photo of YourOldDrank
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

the 2015 batch is a solid knockout! Really impressed by their offering this year. Creamy,silky,chocolatey,roasty and a bunch of other y's I can't think of right now.

Pours a nice tan chocolate head.

great job guys!

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Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaymo18
2.17/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Jlabs
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

was expecting great things before i tried this and was a little let down.strong coffee taste which pretty much obliterated any of the whiskey barrel flavour.a solid stout but i would say good not great.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
1.31/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

This is undoubtably one of the worst beers I've ever tasted. Tonight I popped the cork on my 2013 and it's a complete drain pour, I couldn't even get through a 10 oz pour. The taste and smell are both that of cork an vinegar. Horrible and disappointing. One positive is that this helps solidify that everything (even beer) that's comes out of NE trumps that of NY.

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Photo of sunofneurot
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefjohn15
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

tried both 2013 & 2014 side by side. 2013 heavier, creamier, more pronounced coffee & chocolate notes. 2014 more carbonated and "newer" tasting. Boozier

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Photo of diamondlie
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattR2014
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's good. Would buy again to trade out. 2013 bottle, consumed year later

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Photo of Mrcmunoz225
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TheNoodleIncident
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BrianBeers1030
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of rudzud
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown with a thin mocha head that fades to leave a light thin halo.

S - Aromas of dark roasted chocolate sweet malts, definite vintage aroma.

T - Taste is nice and smooth. Good chocolate, light roast, good faint char, bitter chocolate and roast, alcohol hidden very well. Milk chocolate and dark combined.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and creamy, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this beer was nice, definitely mellowed out with time that's for sure. Overall, this was a tasty imperial stout.

Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of BuckTuckian
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Trucky169
1.32/5  rDev -66.4%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Black Friday - Whiskey Barrel Aged from Long Ireland Beer Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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