Stupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
Coronado Brewing Company

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From:
Coronado Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 7.11%
Ratings:
189
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 02, 2020
Added:
Nov 13, 2013
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  51
SCORE
91
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4.25 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Feb 02, 2020
 
3.52 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 30, 2019
 
4.02 by cd34 from Illinois on Feb 26, 2019
 
3.76 by vfgccp from New York on Jan 19, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by GarrettB from Colorado

May 1st, 2015 - The Stupid Stout is a favorite in our household, and we mourn it's disappearance from shelves when it rotates off-season. Finding a barrel aged Stupid Stout was an especially exciting moment (even knowing full well that barrel aging can sometimes be a distraction from good beers.) The tasting begins by behold the huge smell, packed with liquor aged figs and licorice and the juiciest grapes imaginable. Plums stretched with juice and sweet flesh also define the aroma, causing pangs of hunger for a decadent dessert. The body is foamy with a lovely palate, and the residual alcohol gives it some spine, at the same time at it cuts through a thick and viscous palate. The flavor is most akin to chocolate covered beef jerky which I find stupendous. And this odd combination of tastes is dusted with notes of roasted macadamia nuts. It is rich, decadent and luxurious, and many layers of excellent.

Apr 27, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Vidblain from Minnesota

I'd ordered the base beer and the 2015 barrel-aged Stupid Stout a few months ago - both have been sitting in my cellar since then. For some reason, I just wasn't particularly psyched about this beer - when a barrel-aged vintage is so easily obtained, I get a little bit suspicious as to why.

Stupid Stout isn't a bad beer - it has a decent chocolate nose, and there subtle barrel and bourbon notes to it. The base beer seems to show through quite a lot though - it's thin, and tastes like a sad little export stout. The alcohol content doesn't seem to be quite up to par for a BA beer, and I suspect it didn't sit in bourbon barrels for terribly long.

On the plus side, the adjuncts and the beer itself have blended well. There's none of the acetone and heat in any number of other barrel-aged beers. Then again, it's also a fairly boring drinker in general - nothing truly stands out about it. If it were a shelfie and accessible in that way, I could definitely endorse this one. Californians may have a different take. I found Stupid Stout to be eminently boring.

Dec 31, 2017
 
3.99 by DangerDawg from Ohio on Oct 06, 2017
 
3.98 by ruzzal from Texas on Sep 26, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

5300th review! 22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/15/2016. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, fudge, marshmallows, coffee, nuttiness, vanilla, cream, bourbon, toasted oak, and brown bread; with light notes of smoke, coconut, dark fruit, molasses, and roast/toast/oak earthiness. Some increasing booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, fudge, marshmallows, coffee, nuttiness, vanilla, cream, bourbon, toasted oak, and brown bread; with light notes of smoke, coconut, dark fruit, molasses, and roast/toast/oak earthiness. Light roast bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, fudge, marshmallows, coffee, nuttiness, vanilla, cream, bourbon, toasted oak, brown bread, light smoke/coconut, and roast/toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of ark/roast/bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, rich, creamy, silky, and velvety mouthfeel that is awesome. Minimal chalky roast, oak tannins, or dryness. Mildly warming alcohol for 10%, with zero barrel booziness. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of ark/roast/bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Definitely a completely different experience vs the base beer when I had it; which was much more bitter like a Russian imperial stout. This is much more rich, silky, and smooth; with a pretty much perfect balance of the barrel character. Never overwhelming or boozy at all. An extremely delicious offering.

Apr 29, 2017
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ArrogantB from Colorado

22oz bottle, $16? Dark black, huge light tan head. Fruity aroma, mild booze. Flavor is only mildly boozy, chocolate, fruit, not a lot of barrel but this is still pretty good.

Apr 10, 2017
 
4.44 by Kavinci from California on Mar 07, 2017
 
3.73 by Bubbawilly88 from California on Feb 13, 2017
 
3.93 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Jan 01, 2017
 
4.25 by Furlinator from California on Dec 29, 2016
 
4 by sweemzander from Illinois on Dec 21, 2016
 
3.25 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois on Dec 19, 2016
 
3.75 by beagleyx2 from Illinois on Dec 12, 2016
 
4.18 by Agentveba from North Carolina on Dec 09, 2016
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3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2015 vintage; drank 5/8/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge dark tan head; frothy lace.

Oak, fresh earth, sweet bourbon & milk chocolate notes in the nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Milk chocolate & fresh earth flavors up front; harsh bourbon heat on the finish. Too boozy for this timid soul; a touch too sweet as well. Tough for me to finish.

Nov 28, 2016
 
4.02 by ovaltine from Indiana on Nov 23, 2016
 
4 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Oct 27, 2016
 
4.16 by kidzord from Illinois on Jun 22, 2016
 
3.93 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California on Jun 13, 2016
 
4.25 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Jun 03, 2016
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4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by RoguePT from Michigan

Very enjoyable BA stout. ABV is not overpowering. Well done.

May 17, 2016
 
4.04 by FBarber from Illinois on May 05, 2016
 
3.75 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on May 04, 2016
 
3.58 by brayton from California on May 01, 2016
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3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

Pours a thick dark brown, no head at all. Bourbon aroma upfront and some bitter cocoa. Flavor matches and has a hint of plum or fig. Slight bitter finish. Good stuff.

Apr 27, 2016
 
4.26 by kjkinsey from Texas on Apr 26, 2016
 
4.3 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Apr 26, 2016
 
4.08 by shareallthebeer from Colorado on Mar 29, 2016
 
4 by akk14 from Illinois on Mar 27, 2016
 
3.99 by Kurmaraja from California on Mar 24, 2016
 
4.31 by MarkyMOD from Colorado on Mar 06, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

If you're looking for a Hersey's brownie flavored beer, this is it. If not, buy something else. This might pair well with a very sweet treat. Not much of the barrel in the profile.

Feb 26, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TX-Badger from Texas

Pours an opaque dark brown almost black like oil with similar viscosity. Whiskey, oak, chocolate, and some roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with whiskey and cocoa.

Feb 26, 2016
 
4.31 by doppel on Feb 23, 2016
 
4.1 by TBonez477 from Vermont on Feb 22, 2016
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lingenbrau from Oregon

Huge chocolate and bourbon aroma with a hint of vanilla, creamy mouthfeel with nice flavors of roastiness, cholcolate, oak, and good a bourbon presence. Cheers!

Feb 13, 2016
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