Hipster Brunch Stout - Quad Barrel
Odd Side Ales

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
10.25%
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Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.82%
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Ratings:
9
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Michigan, United States
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Notes: Imperial stout brewed with maple syrup then aged in bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey, maple wood and double oak barrels with coffee and bacon added.
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3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

"Imperial stout brewed with maple syrup then aged in bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey, maple wood and double oak barrels with coffee and bacon added" MFG 11/11/19, 10.25% ABV, $5.99/12 oz bottle at BevCo.

Pours out to a viscous deep inky black forming a tall stiff dark tan head with excellent lacing and retention. The aroma is quite nice...black walnut, vanilla, cold brew coffee, bourbon and subtle maple syrup. The mouthfeel is syrupy, pleasantly cloying, oily, very rich and dense bodied. Medium carbonation, ~2.5 carbs. The taste is a recap of the aroma. Huge chewy malts with lots of roasted malts. The acidity of the malts is a little intense, could benefit from some bicarb and dial the quantity back. Potent bourbon flavor. Very potent. Stinging alcohol bite is hot and peppery. I am convinced the barrels were not taken into account re: the ABV. This tastes at least 15%, I would be very interested in an analysis. The alcohol is so potent that it throws this quite out of balance. I do not taste bacon at all, that was a waste/marketing gimmick. Very woody. Bitterness is medium firm. Overall starts sweet but finished with alcohol burn and roast.

An interesting beer. I applaud the effort and there are no off-flavors here, but the recipe isn't for my tastes. I wouldn't be inclined to buy this again, there are much better imperial stouts for 1/2 the price. If you love your bourbon (as I do), it's worth a try.

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Mitchster from Michigan, Mar 12, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is vanilla, maple, coffee and bourbon.

T - The taste is maple, vanilla, milk chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, oak and bourbon.

M - Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with as soft dry finish.

O - Really tasty Hipster variant. The flavors really open up at room temperature. Good stuff.

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TreyIsWilson from Michigan, Jan 05, 2020
Hipster Brunch Stout - Quad Barrel from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 9 ratings