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

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
10%
Score:
98
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 4.88%
Ratings:
92
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 24, 2020
Added:
Dec 30, 2015
Wants:
  65
Gots:
  17
SCORE
98
World-Class
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Notes: Chocolate coconut almond imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels
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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by BeerDawgs from Georgia

On tap at the brewery on 10.24.2020

Oct 24, 2020
 
4.35 by Cubatobaco from Virginia on Oct 14, 2020
 
4.5 by BEER88 from Washington on Oct 22, 2018
 
4.5 by Jinx989 from Illinois on Jun 08, 2018
 
4.43 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on May 25, 2018
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4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by SomethingClever from Ohio

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
 
4.75 by bigred89 from Maryland on Sep 24, 2017
 
4.54 by vfgccp from New York on Sep 23, 2017
 
4.58 by efrankmcguire from Virginia on Feb 26, 2017
 
4.12 by shehateme from Massachusetts on Feb 25, 2017
 
4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Dec 21, 2016
 
4.48 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on Dec 15, 2016
 
4.21 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania on Nov 25, 2016
 
4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Nov 22, 2016
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4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rudzud from Massachusetts

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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4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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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3.95/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Alieniloquium from Florida

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
 
4.21 by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts on Aug 24, 2016
 
4.5 by OneEye78 from Texas on Aug 21, 2016
 
4.95 by JayGreezy from South Carolina on Aug 05, 2016
Photo of rabbott2
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by rabbott2 from Illinois

drank at Westbrook on 7/26/2016

This pours a really nice creamy dark, dark brown body with a thin tan head. Really nice aroma of the nuts and coconut. Really cocoa-potent which I love. The coconut is subtle in the nose and a little more prevalent in the taste. The taste is where the bourbon and oak and vanilla really shine. The flavors are molded really well together. Nothing earth shattering in boldness, but a nice smooth well balanced bba stout. Would love to have one of these to age. Really getting more and more impressed with the WB barreling.

Aug 02, 2016
 
4.5 by largadeer from California on Jul 24, 2016
 
4.87 by zachthelaxer93 from South Carolina on Jul 24, 2016
 
4.65 by Deltoro from Florida on Jul 18, 2016
 
4.31 by DanGeo from Michigan on Jul 09, 2016
 
4.33 by jason3125 from Vermont on Jul 05, 2016
 
4.5 by t2grogan from Arizona on Jul 04, 2016
 
4.33 by NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire on Jul 03, 2016
 
4.1 by funkel81 from Colorado on Jun 25, 2016
 
4.33 by ScottJWing from Ohio on Jun 13, 2016
 
4.23 by dcmchew from Romania on Jun 06, 2016
 
4.5 by xdtfx from Illinois on May 29, 2016
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Dark color with some lacing. The nose is a balance of coconut and cocoa with some of the barrel. The taste is a mellow blend of everything, none of the characteristic take front stage. Very good smoothness. Overall an impressively enjoyable beer.

May 28, 2016
 
4.69 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on May 28, 2016
 
4.78 by KidSalami from Illinois on May 25, 2016
 
4.48 by Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania on May 09, 2016
Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Bosoxfan20 from Missouri

This is divine. I loved the non-BA version, but the barrel only adds another level of complexity to an already excellent beer. Coconut and cocoa nibs still front and center. Silky smooth. Fantastic work by WB

May 04, 2016
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4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by bcrossan from North Carolina

Silky mouthfeel. Great looking head. Small amount of coconut. Well balanced beer and all around great effort

Apr 27, 2016
 
4.54 by Steban from North Carolina on Apr 26, 2016
 
4.65 by StoutSnob40 from California on Apr 23, 2016
4th Anniversary - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 92 ratings