Bo & Luke | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BA SCORE
4.25/5
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934 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
atgbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally an Against the Grain Brewery and Brouwerij De Molen collaboration beer. For the first incarnation, De Molen head brewer Menno Oliver hopped in a muscle car and drove straight through from the Netherlands to Louisville, KY (that's USA folks) to brew this bourbon inspired ale, and we liked it so much, we decided to do it again. We took the ingredients in bourbon whiskey (Barley, Rye, Corn) and then smoked them with cherry wood and brewed a huge imperial stout with them. Then to top it off we aged it in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels. The resulting beer is rich, smokey and complex, with a bourbon character of caramel, vanilla and spice.

Added by TMoney2591 on 10-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#857
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
934
pDev:
9.65%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
383
Gots:
254
Trade:
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Ratings: 934 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pletser
4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skaboom420
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black body, looks thick. Tan head, creamy looking but fades to a thin ring. Smell is like a bonfire, great smoke aroma without harshness, some nuance like barbecue or spice. Beneath that is warm, like caramel, and warm, like booze, bourbon notes, followed by dark chocolate. Taste also puts the smoke first, then whiskey, then dark, bitter chocolate and roasted malt, a hint of vanilla, and a flash of raisin. Body is thick but not *sludgy*, and a bit too carbonated. But still very rich.
Love it! They have it all: authentic smoke, real whiskey, and a great beer behind it, too. Put more meat on the body and this would be nearing perfection.

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/25/16 bottle

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Photo of sabitu
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CraigP83
3.87/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No head, black with redding hue around the edges. Smokey, boardering on cigarette ash, I wasn't a huge fan

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Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of suckaj
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chizzlethespeez
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of durlta
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elvisdoc
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puffthestuff
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: black duh tan head quite frothy
S: unique marshmallow woody slightly bourbon smell cherrywood is there. It's good fantastic smell
T: dark chocolate bourbon slightly smokey like a campfire smore quite fantastic very well blended and roasted malts not over powering. Berry fruits come through smoke and bourbon on the back
F: thick as a stout should be. Syrupy down your throat not too much carb very good mouth feel that sticks
O: overall I'm damn impressed with what my hometown comes up with and this is a fantastic stout and there's very little I would change. Possibly this beer is the experience of having a backwoods campfire with friends in KY. So well balanced probably the best roasted malts I've had to date. No over powering bitterness but character still kept. Fantastic beer must try. It gets a 5/5 perfect cause this reminds me of home and there not much I could think to change to make it any better.

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Photo of mig100
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Warren2621
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unknown vintage; drank 10/10/15 @ Harvest Hop Haus.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Dark brown appearance.

Minimal tan head; minimal lace.

Burnt leaves, caramel & cream soda notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Smoke, milk chocolate & caramel flavors up front; heavy burnt leaf notes on the finish. A nice stout lurks somewhere underneath this smoke bomb, but I can barely taste it.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black pour, lots of legs, very viscous on the sides of the glass.

S - Cocoa, wood, smokiness, vanilla, some caramel.

T - Dark cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, some smokiness, lightly charred oak.

M - Thick and full bodied, lip smacking sticky, silky, velvety.

O - Pretty solid barreled aged beer!

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Bo & Luke from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 934 ratings
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