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

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88 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chocolate coconut almond imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-30-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
88
pDev:
5.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
16
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by Bosoxfan20:
Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rabbott2
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayGreezy
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of mmcurran
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mtpHokie
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
3.77/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shawner
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.87/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SomethingClever
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.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KYGunner
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Upfront I get toasted coconut, vanilla, and chocolate covered bourbon balls. The coconut persists in a Almond Joy candy chocolate sweetness. Light malty nuttiness, toffee and a smidge of caramel finish an Utterly fantastic beer!

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Photo of dvmin98
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xdtfx
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Steban
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Desp59
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4th Anniversary - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 88 ratings