7th Anniversary - Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #846
ABV:
10%
Score:
93
Ranked #49,677
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 3.17%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
10
From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
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One-off
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SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: 7th Anniversary Chocolate & Sea Salt Imperial Stout aged for 12 months in maple syrup bourbon barrels
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 10
Photo of jzeilinger
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown pour with lots of lacing on the sides of the glass, thin caramel lacing.

Chocolate, bourbon, and make aroma with light booziness character.

Sweet chocolate, maple, bourbon, vanilla, and a lingering vanilla/chocolate char. Flavors hit the palate with layer after layer, beautiful complexity.

Thick, full bodied, and a little syrupy on the texture.

A 10% that drinks much bigger than it is. Nicely done.

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Photo of avalon07
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A strong aroma of malt, bourbon, maple, chocolate, wood, and a burnt quality.

T: Tasted of a whole bunch of chocolate (a big component), a tinge of char (not overdone), a decent bit of malt (present throughout), some maple, and a good shot of bourbon (and its accompanying barrel). This is an outstanding flavor. It's rich, complex, big, and powerful. It also happens to be quite well-balanced. Tasty stuff.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: An incredibly enjoyable, well made stout. Drinkable.

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Photo of Roguer
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good head production, and fantastic retention for the style. Body is deep, dark, and inviting, with purplish hues.

You can smell the maple and bourbon from the bottle right after uncapping. Up close, chocolate really takes the lead, along with brown sugar, maple, bourbon, and a bit of char, red grapes, and roast. A bit of booze.

Very sweet on the palate, although it takes a moment to build to a maple and sugar peak. Thick, smooth chocolate, and the salt adds a very nice accent. Maple bourbon is perfectly integrated, adding a wonderful depth to the profile without becoming overbearing. Very little booze on the palate.

Smooth, thick, full bodied, but very easy to drink. The strong sweetness clears off of the palate fairly quickly, so you can very easily find yourself going back for sips very quickly.

I wouldn't age this one - the bourbon is already at a perfect point, and I wouldn't risk losing any of the character and depth of this beer. Drink it now!

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7th Anniversary - Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 10 ratings