Barrel Series No. 7: Avarice - Whiskey Barrel-Aged | River North Brewery

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4.17/5
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Barrel Series No. 7:  Avarice - Whiskey Barrel-AgedBarrel Series No. 7:  Avarice - Whiskey Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
River North Brewery
Colorado, United States
rivernorthbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by chugalug06 on 12-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,663
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
62
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
18
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by appetiteforparis:
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is the best beer river north has made to date, and i really dont think its all that close. this is an amazing glass of ale, rich mocha colored lively head on a hershey syrup colored base beer with a ton of viscosity. the barrel character is absolutely enormous, bigger than almost any other ive had. its so much whiskey, almost like whiskey was added to the beer, its that dynamic, and it brings what was already one of their best beers to the next level. oak and vanilla on top of belgian yeast, espresso notes, chalky chocolate, and booze, its gorgeous and huge and a great slow drink because it opens up a ton as it warms. its only a bit belgian in the taste, but the whiskey and the coffee flavors go great with it. to me this is one of the best beers made in denver right now, its also a perfect winter warmer for me, no spices, none needed. if you like whiskey, and you appreciate its impact on a tastefully made stout. this is distinct and lovely. i should have bought a bottle when it was around, now i wish i did. i bet this ages with the best of them.

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Photo of spoony
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 650 ml (Batch 1, 2012, Bottle 413) into a snifter.

A-The brew pours thick and dark. The color is nearly black. A short dark-brown head gives way to a patchy ring of foam. Nice look for the style.

S-I smell a fair amount of whiskey and heat. The is some caramel, light vanilla, and mildly sweet dark chocolate. Lower on the malt than some of the style.

T-Taste is also heavy on the whiskey and a touch hot. Nice sweet, caramel and vanilla mixture with a lightly bitter chocolate note coming in towards the end. Finish is light oak.

M-The feel is on the thin side for the style.

O-This brew has potential. The whiskey character is right up front and a touch hot, but the booze is not overpowering. Flavor is decently complex, and the appearance is great, but the thin feel is a bit of a letdown.

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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This thick beer pours into the glass pitch black and smells like sweet bourbon and bitter chocolate. It tastes more like dark chocolate, though there are light notes of bourbon, oak and rhubarb. It is a thick beer that still leaves as clean a finish as one could ask for.

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3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a speiglau BA glass.

Look is a deep opaque black with a sliver of cafe au lait head.

Aroma is roast malt and whiskey vanilla.

Taste is a perfect blend of sweet whiskey and roasted imperial malt.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Barrel Series No. 7: Avarice - Whiskey Barrel-Aged from River North Brewery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 62 ratings