Four Seasons Of Mother Earth - Summer 2017 (Bourbon Barrel Aged RIS) | Mother Earth Brewing

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3.91/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States
motherearthbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Red5StandingBy on 07-01-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
1
Ratings:
3
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of GravityKills
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbuzz
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Messed up when adding this beer, obviously this is a RIS and not an AD/IS but no biggie. Poured from 22oz into Spiegelau Stout Glass. No bottling date.

L: Nearly opaque, deep dark brown with ruby edges when held against the light. Two finger tan head forms and sticks around for quite a while. Quite splendid lacing here.

S: Quite chocolatey, not so much dark but milk chocolate, with a faint vanilla probably from the bourbon barrel, some wood smoke but no sherry. Nice aroma.

T: Again a lot of chocolate but the vanilla note is amplified here because the bourbon barrel aging is much more prominent. The bourbon is tactfully done here, it is not overpowering like a lot of BBA Stouts. Enough to notice and enjoy yet lending room for the other flavors. Very very tasty. Not the most complex but let's wait a while as it warms and see.

F: Full bodied, good amount of carbonation, semi-dry finish. Super smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Really quite nice.

O: Wow I am very impressed. Mother Earth really has shown me they can make good beer. Honestly if they tweaked this a little to add some complexity then this would be a sister beer to Founders' Kentucky Breakfast Stout.

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Four Seasons Of Mother Earth - Summer 2017 (Bourbon Barrel Aged RIS) from Mother Earth Brewing
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 3 ratings