Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout | SweetWater Brewing Company

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4.07/5
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blend from Old Forester, Heaven Hill and Jack barrels.

A supremely rich full-bodied imperial stout laced with subtle notes of chocolate and bourbon from aging over six months in bourbon barrels. Multiple influences upon this robust stout will allow your palate to explore the depths and layers of this very limited release.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,389
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
126
pDev:
7.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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10
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of IRAhopbomb
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zazzi82
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glf60
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RBuckley73
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a very thin, poorly retained tan head that left no lacing. Smells and tastes of roasted malts, bourbon, bitter sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a little char. Full bodied, viscous mouth feel, minimal carbonation.

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Photo of WilliamBrasky
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the growler via DEPS in at Partytown in Northern KY. This fine stout
pours a rich and oily blackish brown with a modest head of light tan foam
that settles to a thin ring, subtle light layer, and shows subtle light lacing.
Nose of strong bourbon, marshmallow, char, chocolate, woodsy vanilla,
and medium amounts of coffee. Flavors hit the right note with chocolate,
coffee, and light char mingling on waves of bourbon and marshmallow with
black strap molasses and vanilla undertones. Nice mouth feel; full body,
coating, slick, warming, low carbonation, and a slick coating finish with a
warming belly.

Overall this is a bourbon drinkers love with a moderately sweet stout influence.

Excellent.

Cheers

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 7500 ml heavy brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. 2017 edition.

A: Black body with short cap of frothy dark beige that recedes quickly and leaves no lacing. The beer certain leaves legs though.

S: Sweet caramel, dark chocolate, light coffee, vanilla, and sweet bourbon meld together wonderfully

T: Rumbles over the tastebuds with giant footsteps leaving your palate in its wake. Huge bourbon flavor up front, very sweet like this beer is through and through, meets up against dark chocolate, char, and some nougat-like richness. Finishes with light roast and a bit of coffee. Delicious, definitely a dessert beer all the way. Light alcohol burn but not hot.

M: Lush and full bodied with a layering effect due to lowish carbonation.

O: An outstanding imperial BBA stout. A wide array of flavors and will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth without being cloying. A super surprise!

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Photo of Jraiona
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep brown with a one finger tan head with little retention. Prevalent aroma of bourbon and and a detectable sweetness that when tasted was of molasses. The taste of bourbon, oak, and molasses are center stage and the finish is clean with a lingering sweetness. Overall a very good stout.

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Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hophugger
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep deep brown with a deep creamy tan head. Big bourbon on the nose and the taste. Lots of oak, alcohol and some nice sweetness to balance. Finish has lots of bourbon and some chocolate

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.29/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 126 ratings