Night Fury - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Vanilla | Witch's Hat Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Witch's Hat Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
witchshatbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Runninmixz on 10-21-2013

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Ranking:
#1,191
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
120
pDev:
7.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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52
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24
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Photo of monkbrewed
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

For an Imperial Stout, this is among the best available in Michigan. Initial impressions, the melding of oak barrel and vanilla are prevalent. As the beer warms, the hops become more noticeable. Seek this out if you can. It's a gem.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.52/5  rDev +4.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.55/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on St. Patrick's Day 2016 on draft and was excellent! I've had this before summer 2015 and thought was pretty good, but like this batch better, more vanilla flavor and less bitter maybe different bourbon barrels this time during aging process? Either way recommend trying might be able to trade for bottles that were also release on St. Patrick's day.

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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Yellow wax capped 22oz bottle from LambicPentameter (many thanks for this!). 2016 vintage, I believe released early August. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours midnight black with a finger and a half of mocha head. The dense froth settles slowly, leaving some wisps on the surface and a narrow collar that imparts only a few scattered specks of lace.

Smooth, sweet aromas of vanilla ice cream, bourbon, milk chocolate, caramel and wet oak. Such a decadent and welcoming smell that I return often for additional whiffs between sips.

Rich, decadent flavors of semi charred vanilla beans, bourbon, chocolate, seared caramel, a vague piney bitterness, leather and a healthy punch of booze. A delightful blend for sure, with plenty of emphasis given to the vanilla.

Smooth, pillowy, creamy full feel with moderately light carbonation. The delicious finish continues that great mixture of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and caramel.

Excellent work by Witches Hat. This vanilla variant of Night Fury is outstanding. I love the pronounced vanilla perched on a great balance of imperial stout and rich barrel character. Very happy to know someone that was willing to hook me up with this.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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Night Fury - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Vanilla from Witch's Hat Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 120 ratings