Barrel Reserve Single Origin
4 Hands Brewing Co.

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From:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.12%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
18
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 01, 2023
Added:
Nov 21, 2019
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  0
Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with Sump coffee, vanilla beans, cacao and blueberries.
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Rated: 4.1 by Griffith from Connecticut

Apr 01, 2023
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I am trying this beer off the tapper at The brewery as part of a four sample flight. It poured a nearly opaque murky brown amber with ecru head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had subtle hints of bourbon and molasses. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to sip. There was toffee, peat, bourbon, and vanilla presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.
Jan 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.52 by pconn10 from Illinois

Jan 10, 2021
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Rated by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draft sample at The Extreme Beer Fest Boston February first twenty twenty.
Mar 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.22 by psdonnelly from Alabama

Mar 01, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing

This smells like freshly roasted malt, spicy bourbon heat, darkly roasted coffee, blueberry skin, and oak vanillin.

This obviously has pastry undertones, but the overtone is a burly Russian Imperial Stout. This isn't as sweet as it could have been, as the heavily roasted base and dark coffee tones balance any sweetness there might have been. The blueberry is subtle, and increases in mild intensity as it warms. It mostly comes off as blueberry skin, actually. The barrel is there, adding some leathery and spiky bourbon character, along with a hit of spiced oak.

This is prickly, but richly bodied enough, with just a hint of booze to it.

This is definitely a big step up from the regular Single Origin. Everything feels a bit more rounded out.
Feb 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by mig100 from Texas

Feb 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by fossage78 from Massachusetts

Feb 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This brew, from a tall bomber, is a deep brown, black beer. Wonderful look, with a cream colored head. The aroma out of this world...vanilla, cream, booze, malt, nut meat, a bit of savory spice, and earthiness...sweetness and toasted sugar. Wow. The taste follows-through....more balanced than the aroma anticipated, but very thick and velvety. Wonderful.
Feb 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Feb 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.73 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Feb 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Jan 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.44 by Kmkapalka from Delaware

Jan 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.4 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin

Jan 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.45 by MeLoynes from Missouri

Dec 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.37 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Dec 21, 2019
Barrel Reserve Single Origin from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 18 ratings