Whiskey Rooster
Brewery Vivant

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From:
Brewery Vivant
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
ABV:
6%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 10.03%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
19
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 22, 2019
Added:
Aug 13, 2013
Wants:
  0
Gots:
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SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: Big Red Coq aged in whiskey barrels.

50 IBU
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very strange, unique, interesting beer but I really enjoyed it. Sampled it on tap at a local gastropub. Pours a very nice deep amber color with some nice foaming white head and lots of spotty lingering lacing. Smells of some sweeter malt, a little oak and whiskey, fruity faint hops and vanilla. Taste follows the nose - it’s tough to distinguish the fruity hops but it seems like some muddled tangerine, lemon, mango and papaya. Smooth, clean, mild mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Not sure how to compare this beer to others I’ve tried, but it’s certainly enjoyable and easy to drink.
May 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.01 by sweemzander from Illinois

Jan 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by CraigTravor from California

Nov 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by jduprey007 from Michigan

Oct 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by carlmoberg from Illinois

Oct 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by NateMac13 from Illinois

Aug 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.18 by tectactoe from Michigan

Aug 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by JamesShoemaker from Michigan

Aug 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Aug 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Jul 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Jul 27, 2014
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
$ 6.00/small tulip on tap at brewery
Aroma of vanillin and oak – these remain strong for the entire tulip
Beheaded by barkeep – what remains is small (2 cm), off white, creamy, diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing – none
Body is a very attractive deep red-amber, clear.
Flavor begins with vanillin and malt, a little sweet, ends with a light citrus hoppiness. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation.

An odd beer. Bourbon barrel aging is pretty much associated with stout varieties, not red or amber ales. In this case, aging in barrels which formerly held cheap bourbon definitely adds some character to an otherwise weakly flavored beer. Unfortunately, the character added is vulgar and very loud, but also strangely appealing. I would definitely drink this again as a guilty pleasure.
Jul 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by ROBSTARR from Michigan

Jun 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by skinnycox from Indiana

Mar 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Doublicious from Michigan

Mar 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Imperial_Sapient_Groat from Michigan

Mar 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Oct 14, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by steevbr from Illinois

Oct 11, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by ccozzi from Colorado

Oct 11, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Zaphog from Michigan

Oct 07, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by Fcolle2 from Illinois

Aug 18, 2013
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the brewery pub.
This is a whisky barrel aged version of their Big Red Coq using Jack Daniels barrels.
More tropical fruit than whisky or malt in the nose. A lot of tropical fruit!

The whisky comes out more in tasting, although mid-taste is still very fruity and has a bit of vanilla. Slightly too bitter?

Fairly smooth , medium body. Light but lively carbonation.
ABV is not at all hidden.
Aug 13, 2013
Whiskey Rooster from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 22 ratings