Bourbon Whiskey Barrel-Aged Maximilian | Vintage Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Vintage Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerFMAndy on 07-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 14
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3 oz tap pour into a tasting glass at Vintage Brewing Co. in Madison, WI during Madison beer week.

A - Pitch black in the glass, the pour has a low but well-retained tan head for the booze content of this beer.

S - Roasted chocolate malt blends well with the rich bourbon and wood aroma that includes mellow hints of vanilla through the finish.

T - Thick, strong roasted chocolate malt and warm bourbon alcohol give the flavor a well-rounded and balanced potency.

M - Medium-full-bodied with a warming, smooth, robust texture that finishes mildly acrid bitter.

O - What a great barrel-aged RIS that's' well-balanced and nuanced, not over-the-top like a lot of barrel-aged beer seem to be as of late.

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Photo of Florida9
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black in color. Light tan head. No lacing. Aroma is mostly bourbon with some sweet vanilla and a touch of roast. Taste starts off with a bit of char, some chocolate, then the bourbon kicks in. Sweet, vanilla, and oak. Chalky. Raisin and port on the finish. But the finish is quick, too quick for an RIS. Heavier mouthfeel, but not thick or syrupy. Would actually expect a little more. Overall a decent BA beer, but no where near what the other ratings would suggest.

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Photo of rockernino
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2014 vintage had on tap. Smelled and tasted like green/sour apples especially as it warmed up. Didn't pick up much bourbon or stout characteristics. Thin bodied with moderate carbonation. Was a bummer because I was really excited for this beer.

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Photo of Hoppity1
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bourbon taste a but strong for my taste. And thinner than what I expect in a stout but overall I enjoyed it. Bought 2013 and 2014 vintage non BA versions in bombers at their limited release sale for Madison Craft Beer week. Sold out of BA.

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Bourbon Whiskey Barrel-Aged Maximilian from Vintage Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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