Stupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Coronado Brewing Company

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181 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BMMillsy on 11-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
181
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
7.43%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
50
For Trade:
6
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and wood bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice barrel aging treatment that works well with the base beer.

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Photo of djrn2
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of brentk56
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 bottling

Appearance: Pours with a massive, rocky beige head that sits atop the jet black liquid; nice drapery effect from the lacing

Smell: Chocolate, oak, vanilla and Bourbon

Taste: Chocolate forward, with lactose and vanilla building; underneath, the Bourbon starts to build to a crescendo in the mid-palate and, ultimately, dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body (a bit thin for the style) with moderate carbonation

Overall: A sipper for sure, due to the dominance of the Bourbon, but a nice, well-structured beer overall

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Photo of emerge077
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up in a grocery store of all places.
Served in a tulip glass.

Black body with brownish highlights around the edges where the light hits it. Creamy mocha foam, lasts for a few sips, then fades into a cirrus skim across the surface. Intricate drippy lace patterns, looks like rain on a windshield at high speeds.

Aroma is alright... carob, roasted malt, residual sugar sweetness. Meh.
As it comes up to room temperature there's a little bit of woodiness.

Flavor has a little more complexity. Tobacco leaf, milk chocolate, trace vanilla, slight oak and bourbon heat. Creamy and full bodied with a light sweetness. Fairly balanced and "drinkable" for a BA Imperial Stout, though it's not really treading any new territory.

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Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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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3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide8425
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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