4th Anniversary - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Westbrook Brewing Co.

4th Anniversary - Bourbon Barrel-Aged4th Anniversary - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
10%
Score:
98
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 4.88%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
92
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 24, 2020
Added:
Dec 30, 2015
Wants:
  65
Gots:
  17
Chocolate coconut almond imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels
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Rated by BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the brewery on 10.24.2020
Oct 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by Cubatobaco from Virginia

Oct 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Oct 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Jinx989 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

May 25, 2018
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Reviewed by SomethingClever from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bottle at the brewer for on site consumption only. Apparently this beer was so popular they redid it but only for on site consumption. Alternatively called BA "cocoanaughty". Poured into a small snifter glass.

A: Jet black bodied with a relatively tiny head that disappeared quickly.

S: Tons of chocolate upfront rich dark bakers chocolate then you get layers of coconut and almonds with a layered toffee, leather bourbon characteristic with some vanilla. The Almonds and Coconut really stand out once you get past the miles of chocolate as it first hit your nose.

T: Lots of thick decadent dark chocolate with lighter hints of coconut and a fairly strong almond flavor. The bourbon works well but is very dialed back just get some of the toffee and leather tastes, not boozy as all finishes strong dark chocolate thick and fairly sweet.

M: Really thick and chewy, which is surprising for a Barrel aged beer, but it had a great creamy mouthfeel although I think it was a tad too sweet.

O: This is a fantastic beer, do not know if it was worth what I paid for it but it was definitely good. Would recommend not tackling this by yourself the richness and sweetness of the beer would make getting through a 22 oz bomber by yourself difficult.
Oct 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.54 by vfgccp from New York

Sep 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.58 by efrankmcguire from Virginia

Feb 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.12 by shehateme from Massachusetts

Feb 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Dec 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.48 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Dec 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Nov 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Nov 22, 2016
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark inky black hue with a nice mocha head that fades to leave a nice mocha halo and light blanket.

S - Aromas of nice chocolate, rich and strong, very nice bourbon notes, rich and heavy, very light coconut.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, excellent chocolate powder notes along with chocolate syrup. Very nice bourbon, great barrel notes. The coconut is rather subdued unfortunately.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy.

O - Overall this was a rather solid stout, very good bourbon and chocolate notes. Really wish thethere was more coconut though.

Serving Type: bottle
Oct 07, 2016
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to rudzud, 12/28/15

Big fluffy dark mocha head fades slowly with decent lacing, pitch black beer.

Nose tons of fudge, cocoa, dark choc, caramel, some cocoa and coffee, roasted coffee, little nougat, little roasty char, plenty of bourbon too, toasted barrel, little coconut.

Taste tons of choc, dark choc cocoa, little fudge, caramel, touch of cookie dough, nice bourbon, vanilla nougat barrel, mild coconut notes, little shredded coconut covered dark choc, little candy, little roasted coffee but not acrid, little bitter roast, light milk choc fudge, nougat, etc. Finish is dry little sticky, big dark choc cocoa, touch coconut, decent vanilla bourbon barrel.

Mouth is fuller bod, decent carb, little fudgey chewy, very little booze.

Overall very nice.
Oct 07, 2016
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.95/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
650 mL bottle. Black body with a small khaki head. Lots of coconut on the nose. Some bourbon. A little chocolate. Some soy sauce. Tastes of oak up front. Vanilla and bourbon . Then coconut takes over for just about the rest of the flavor. Some nutty bitterness in the back end. Medium heavy. Drinks pretty easily for its size. Tons of coconut and a nice bourbon flavor.
Sep 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Aug 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by OneEye78 from Texas

Aug 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.95 by JayGreezy from South Carolina

Aug 05, 2016
4th Anniversary - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 92 ratings