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Twelve Gauge Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Payette Brewing

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Twelve Gauge Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Twelve Gauge Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

Brewed by:
Payette Brewing
Idaho, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 12-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Scotchboy:
Photo of Scotchboy
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wax-dipped 22oz bomber split into glasses with my brothers.

A: Pure, jet black; tan head settles into a consistent ring.

S: Big, sweet bourbon notes; clear vanilla and caramel dominate, toffee as well. Some nice roasted malt aromas and some bready notes too.

T: Clear, sweet caramel, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, hint of char and roast, butterscotch, and oak. There is minimal burn, but you do taste just a bit of the alcohol, which nicely balances the sweetness. The finish has more bourbon.

MF: Creamy & viscous medium/full body with lower carbonation.

O: Impressive for a first-try, local barrel-aged stout. The bourbon character is phenomenal, and this is already balanced nicely.

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Photo of NRo
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2014 Edition.... on tap at Bittercreek over the weekend and had a bottle tonight at home. Thin dark brown head... The brew looks pretty thick... Stains the glass with every swirl.

Nose is sweet with heavy licorice and blackstrap molasses. I find something that I associate with sweet herbal qualities off-putting.. Aromas do not show much in the way of bourbon or barrel.

Flavor has all of the aromas then throw in some boozy raisins and smokey phenolics that remind me of smokey scotch.. Weird and not really my cup of beer.

Good body and carbonation..

I see what they were going for here, but I just don't care for the molasses and ESPECIALLY the licorice.


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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Bottle dated 2013. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin light brown head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, light bourbon and chocolate, lightly nutty. Flavor is dark toasted malt, licorice, mild chocolate, bourbon with hints of raisins and plums. Finishes with bourbon, raisins and light oak. Medium bodied; a bit light for the style. A nice tasting bourbon barrel aged stout. Not too complex, but does have the mild fruit notes and the malt supports the bourbon quite well. A 2013 dated bottle that apparently just showed up in the Seattle market. Don't know if the brewery just released some of this or if it's another example of our fine beer distribution system, which often takes months to deliver beer from a distance that can be travelled in a few hours. Either way, this has aged well, and is reasonably mellow with no oxidation. I'll watch for a newer example to try, but happy with this one.

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Photo of Pennsyltucky
4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoeInBoise
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

They won't do growler fills! Too much happiness to put in a half gallon!

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Photo of Benish
4.98/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2015 release so this is not a one time only.

Appearance - pitch black with minimal head. Thick and vicious when pouring. You just know this is serious.

Smell: wow! Licorice, coffee, whiskey, chocolate, smoke. So in depth. Love it.

Taste: insanely boozy in a good way. So much chocolate and coffee and whisky. So decandant yet almost savory.

Mouthfeel: this is thick and boozy in the mouth.

Overall: this is a winner. That's all I can say. If you see it, get it.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
2.56/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Really enjoyed this beer on tap, although I think it may have been the non-barrel aged version. Just opened a bottle of 2014 and it's insanely thin. Odd beef jerky and soy sauce notes. Can't tell if it's infected but definitely disappointed.

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Photo of timsoder
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandonwnw
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftbeerasian
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftFan5
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep, dark brown/black. Tall medium brown head that fizzes out very quickly. Zero lacing and minimal retention.

S: Heavy dark fruits combined with caramel. Oaky too. Has a very boozy, sugary quality to it but at the same time the aroma isn't very strong. Hard to explain. It smells like a strong brew but without a bold aroma. You can just tell it's hiding something.

T: Huh, very interesting. Strong boozy dark fruits and caramel up front. Dark fruits border on the sour at times. Heavy chocolate too. Loads of oak, in the finish and aftertaste. It's almost like a spicy woody flavor. More boozy dark fruits linger in the aftertaste along with hints of charred oak here and there.

M: Heavy and thick. Period.

O: Definitely a dark fruit-heavy stout. The borderline sourness that I sometimes get tells me that this one may be showing some signs of infection. At this point it's still quite good though, a boozy fruity RIS bomb for sure.

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Photo of roywilliams
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drmcleod10
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Shaimless
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of dms1767
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage had at annual Black Friday event. This one smooths out with age, with the barrel aging accents increasing to add emphasis to the solid RIS body. Heavy on the wood, elements of chocolate and roast grains, with tons of warmth from the ABV. have bottles from 2014 and 2015 to sample at a later date.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of brother_kenneth
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve Gauge Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Payette Brewing
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 25 ratings
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