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Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.9/5
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37 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Georgiabeer on 08-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,617
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
37
pDev:
7.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: dark roasted malts, molasses, bourbon wood like notes with warm boozy sticky mouth-feel.
Bold smokey whiskey barrel nose.
Black, opaque, with tan foamy head. Full body. Complex and smooth out as it warms a bit. A true sipper.

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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours reasonably black. Brown edging. Nearly zero head.

S-The bourbon is very subtle. The overall nose isn't too intense either. Sweet without too much individuality to the aroma. Dark molasses and brown sugar. Lighter notes of roast. Sweet dark fruits.

T-Again the bourbon is very tame; too tame in my opinion. More of the same here. Dark fruit, molasses, scorched brown sugar particles. Light roast coffee and maybe a bit of chocolate.

M-Nearly cloying. Booze pops up but it doesn't really detract too much. Full bodied but it has a watery element to it; it thins out as it disperses throughout my mouth.

O/D-Not their best. Just a simple barrel addition doesn't always make a beer better.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was one my first barrel aged imperial stout and it was a good starter. Everything from the appearance to the feel was typical for a RIS, but that bourbon really came through nicely on the nose and palate. The alcohol, as a result, was a little more prevalent than I may have liked in spite of the wonderful extras the bourbon brings otherwise. If you see it on tap anywhere, it's worth a go!

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Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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