Midnight Lightning - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company

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4.12/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
California, United States
tioga-sequoia.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by catbirdofdoom on 03-29-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,865
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
37
pDev:
7.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
14
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by gmartinez:
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4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of aquazr1
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 Vintage
Bottle Count 2100
Aged 18 months in Woodford Reserve barrels
Poured into an oversized wine glass

A- pours deep black with a one-finger creamy espresso-like head that retains for a while before settling to a ring and leaving some lacing behind

S- aroma opens with plenty of barrel notes; bourbon, wet oak, vanilla & caramel. Undertones of mocha brownies, dark chocolate, espresso & fig. Lots of alcohol on the back-end

T- opens with big barrel notes, heavy with bourbon, woody oak & vanilla. Mid-palate gives notes of caramel, dark chocolate, fig, raisin and light espresso. The finish is very boozy with a linger of strong bourbon

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly creamy mouthfeel that continues into a big warming finish

O- extended barrel aging gives this a barrel-heavy flavor profile. At this point, it's really boozy, some aging may mellow it out a bit over time

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Photo of kmoen
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of addicted2thebarrel
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraJosh
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance and aroma show a ton of promise, Bourbon, mild oak, & more bourbon on the taste. A tad too hot for my personal preference, should have laid down til next winter. A good beer just needs time to mellow.

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Photo of largadeer
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2017 bottle. Pours jet black with thin a tan head. Nose is full of Barrel, caramel bourbon notes and rich roasted malts. Taste is good but nothing really sets this appart from your average BA Stout. Notes of caramel, cocoa dark roast coffee and bourbon. Faint notes of vanilla and a slightly astringent oak finish. Pretty boozy all things considered. Thinner on the body than you would like or expect. Good one not a great one.

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3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of random846
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeyStats707
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soughtbygod
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jayhump
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Me my sister in law and brother in law thourghly injoyed this beer during thanksgiving.. the smell,taste and smoothness blew us away. Will Continue to drink this beer when available in the Sacramento area... if you haven't had a chance to try it you're missing out...

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Photo of Original_Gravity
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lare453
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Midnight Lightning - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 37 ratings