Stupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Coronado Brewing Company

Stupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedStupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
91.7%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 181 ratings
Stupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedStupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States
coronadobrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BMMillsy on 11-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,067
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
181
Liked:
166
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
7.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
51
Trade:
6
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Photo of calivessel
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of Jackd175
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MontereyBay831
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Heady_Eddy
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cxr1037
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just picked this up from the tasting room on Knoxville St. today for $15. I have too many bourbon barrel-aged stouts so I said to hell with it, let's try this one out!

APPEARANCE: thicky, oily black, like engine oil or chocolate syrup. Nice solid mocha-white head that tapers down quickly. Minimal ring around the glass.

AROMA: Whoa...lots of bourbon. Then there's a lot of chocolate. Other typical BA stout aromas pop in - oak, vanilla. There's a strong whiff of alcohol. Some cherries pop their head in there, too.

TASTE: I feel that bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts have the same aromas and tastes. This beer validates my hypothesis - the taste is immediately bourbon. Then chocolate of all varieties, leaning mostly toward white and milk chocolate. Oak, vanilla, a little bit of caramel are in there - sweetness abounds. It's hot, for sure - a strike of alcohol on the palate makes me think this is a much higher ABV than the 9.8% printed on the bottle. A lot of people seem to be turned off by alcohol, but I like it. Strong, but not unnecessarily harsh. I'd say the taste on this one is like a more bourbon version of Firestone Walker's Parabola.

MOUTHFEEL: Thick, oily body. It just coats all of my mouth with a residual sweetness. As it warms the alcohol becomes heavier in the mouth. I feel like I should maybe put a drop of distilled water in it! Nicely carbonated.

FINISH: Heavy, lingering finish. Smooth, but pronounced alcohol burn. Sweet, dark malts.

OVERALL: Coronado's done something great with this beer. It's a solid example of the style and I wouldn't hesitate to put it in the world-class tier. Maybe it's because I had a Firestone Walker Parabola last week, but I'd say the BA Stupid Stout is very similar.

After reading the (so far) only review on here of this, I have to say it's a different product altogether. If you can get a hold of this one, it's a must try for all you bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout folks. Hope they release some more soon!

90/100

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Photo of Ailong
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BergBeer
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Look: opaque jet black with a minimal mocha head that just rims the glass. Quite and active beer with lots of legs

Smell: Lots of oak at first with some semi-sweet chocolate, dark cherries, raisins, dark fruit, currants, slight sweet vanillas, bourbon, and more dark chocolate. Smells awesome with lots of chocolate cover cherry notes

Taste: Big oak notes on the attack followed by a really nice warming vanilla, chocolate covers cherries, more oak, a earthy oat like flavor, raisins, bourbon, and dark chocolate. Really nice

Mouthfeel: Big and heavy bodied on the tongue. Medium carbonation and slightly wet as the taste develops on the tongue in dries very slowly to allow all the flavors to really get their chance to shine through. Alcohol is present with a warm sensation half way through the profile that also warms the chest but nothing over powering

Overall: Wow! One really nicely done BA imperial stout. It has a lot of the same characteristics as bourbon county only not as thick. Really enjoyed the dark fruit and dark chocolate notes and how they meld together really nicely. The finish is also perfect as it doesn't dry super fast allowing the beer to really run it's complex profile.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DarkUnity
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IWannaEatFood
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Beastcpa
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mitchell2336
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tjk135
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 Vintage
Aroma of boozy chocolate, which is wonderful. Flavor is bourbon, roasted malts and chocolate. Outstanding. The age on the bottle did wonders for this beer.

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Photo of Kavinci
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you barrel aged Sam smith chocolate stout this is what it would taste like.

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Photo of WoostaBia
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CJNAPS
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattXT
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of phtimo
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

top beer in my book. amazing woody and malt taste. loved it.

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Photo of Ela
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Beer rating: 91.7% out of 100 with 181 ratings
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