Barrel-aged Twelve-Dog
Black Husky Brewing

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #273
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Ranked #2,556
4.54 | pDev: 5.73%
Black Husky Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
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BarrytheBear from Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

So much richness and sweetness here, both on the nose and taste, and there's almost a molasses quality as well. Bourbon weaves nicely with a tempered heat..curious to the barrel here...really pleasant, base is sturdy and substantially malty, and plenty of vanilla flashes throughout. Really smooth and slippery with an earthy linger.

Mouthfeel is nice and supportive and everything ties together nicely. ABV isn't noted but it's accessible and doesn't overwhelm or become cumbersome.

A treat, a wonderful and surprising BA stout, and a pleasure to have these guys around. Great work Black Husky!

Jan 27, 2015
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madtowndmb1 from Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Holy crap this is decadent! Heavy sweet cream/vanilla/bourbon. A high end beer for sure worth the search.

Sep 27, 2015
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Soneast from Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 01, 2016
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atone315 from Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Apr 20, 2015
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bpfrush from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Dec 04, 2014
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djhowell from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Dec 10, 2014
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Dactrius from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Nov 18, 2014
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Placed in the barrel 3/2013, bottled 9/2014, consumed 11/2015. It is obsidian black with a very thin brown head and leaves small spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is deep roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of coffee and vanilla with a touch of caramel to round it off. The flavor is sensational! Big roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, vanilla and caramel. It is neither bitter or sweet, but just right. It has a nice rich feel and is quite velvety. Overall this was well done and I can only hope it will be made again once the new building is up and running at full capacity.

Nov 15, 2015
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UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Dec 06, 2014
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adamcarlson28 from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.1%

Nov 23, 2014
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Aged in casks for 18 months. Poured into a snifter 12/5/2014.

A- Dark black body, thick and oily. Actually has some legs as well. Minimal half finger white head with good retention, not much lacing. [4]

S- Incredibly aromatic whiskey flavours- rich oak, leather, smoke, charcoal- that makes me think of some top shelf whiskey. This is great. There is also a nice milk chocolate, toasted malt sweetness underneath. The whiskey here is king- the aromatics of whiskey but without the pure heat of it. [4.5]

F- Very nice mildly umami-like flavour here with the whiskey and the malts. The malts as in the base beer, provide a lot of strange smaller flavours, such as smoke, earth and tobacco, but overall it comes together with the whiskey to provide a nice dark fruity, dark chocolate, espresso background. Oak and vanilla. Very nice beer. [4.25]

M- Nice thick body, sticky and a bit slick. Substantial, lower in carbonation as expected for the style. The body has been very well done here as this is a very drinkable for a large stout yet with a thick slickness that many brewers don't seem to be able to accomplish on a regular basis. [4.5]

O- Tasty BA stout that overall smells great. The whiskey is present all the way through in a strong fashion but without adding unnecessary alcohol heat to the beer. Drinks great, very tasty and a nice effort by Black Husky. [4.5]

Final score: 4.36

Dec 06, 2014
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JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 11, 2017
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lunarbrew from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Dec 08, 2014
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henshawb from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.1%

Nov 23, 2014
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Hendrick24 from Wisconsin

4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Nov 14, 2014
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FriedCheeseCurds from Wisconsin

4.61/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Apr 20, 2015
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fenlop54 from Wisconsin

4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jan 26, 2015
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JayCheG from Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decent flavor but a bit too much of an acetone-ish flavor for me and poured with absolutely no carbonation. I drink as much Black Husky as I can because I enjoy their beers but he needs to work on getting a bit better at carbonation and body to a beer.

Mar 16, 2015
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kkleu357 from Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From notes on 6/12/15

Trying this right after the no BA version. This is a much thicker dark black body. Poured with no head at all. Huge booze aroma. Still has that sweet tootsie roll taste, but lots of bourbon also comes through. Pretty good beer. I don’t see an ABV, but I would guess it is pretty high.

Aug 18, 2015
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just_in from Texas

4.44/5  rDev -2.2%

Dec 03, 2014
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cheesy26 from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Nov 14, 2014
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robear from Wisconsin

4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz into a snifter glass. Split between my wife and I, 6oz each.

This beer spent 18 months in the barrel.

Thick and dark, dark brown. Oily and opaque with a thin tan head. Great legs as you work through the glass.

Aroma is fantastic. Leather, chocolate, and bourbon.

Taste is sweeter and slightly tart (green apples) when cold, but both of those fall off as it warms to room temp. At room temp it opens up and matches the aroma with some tobacco notes on the finish.

Mouth feel is excellent all around. Thick bodied but drinkable. ABV is somewhere around 9%, I think, which is a bit low for today's BA Imperial Stouts, but you wouldn't know it by the mouth feel.

This beer is easily one of my favorite Wisconsin releases this year. Adds a great dimension and complexity to Twelve-Dog, which doesn't pull any punches in it's non-BA form. Not a ton of this beer out there, I highly recommend Milwaukee and Madison folks pick up a bottle or two before it disappears.

Nov 13, 2014
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WI-Beer-Man from Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Nov 23, 2014
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Barrelagedbatman from Wisconsin

4.96/5  rDev +9.3%

Nov 23, 2014
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A_Rad from Wisconsin

4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jan 25, 2016
Barrel-aged Twelve-Dog from Black Husky Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 27 ratings