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Barrel Noir | Almanac Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This oak-aged ale is our love letter to bourbon barrels. Barrel Noir is a sumptuous, inky ale that celebrates the velvety texture and subtle heat that only Kentucky charred oak can impart. Born from a blend of American imperial stout and Belgian-inspired dark ale aged in bourbon barrels, this rich brew can be paired with braised beef dishes and dark chocolates. Enjoyed best in front of a warm fireplace.

Added by Trilogy31 on 02-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
425
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
20.99%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
70
For Trade:
9
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4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a deep dark chocolate brown letting in very little light. Nice tight finger of mocha foam that leaves a wake of small islands. Nose has caramel popcorn, thai coffee, milk chocolate and dark roasted nuts along with a slight bourbon caramel sweetness. Taste brings rich milk chocolate, light coffee shadings, tootsie roll, spicy bourbon barrel notes, charred oak. Very nicely done finishes with a dry bite of oaky tannin, nicely carbonated as well. I seemed to perceive a lot of sweet flavors yet this beer finishes up nice and dry even a touch astrigent. Reminds me somewhat of an EW eclipse, just maybe a touch thin but a very nice beer.

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Barrel Noir from Almanac Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.
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