Darkling - BBA and Apple Brandy Barrels (2019)
Night Shift Brewing

Darkling - BBA and Apple Brandy Barrels (2019)Darkling - BBA and Apple Brandy Barrels (2019)
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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
12.9%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 8.09%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
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Night Shift Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Darkling - BBA and Apple Brandy Barrels (2019)Darkling - BBA and Apple Brandy Barrels (2019)
Notes: Imperial Stout Aged In Bourbon Barrels and Short Path Apple Brandy Barrels.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
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4.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L - pitch black. finger of light brown head

S - Lots of barrel: wood, oak, char, tobacco. Apple brandy dominates. Lots of cocoa powder

T - More apple brandy, sweet bourbon, lots of barrel, cocoa, char, tobacco, cinnamon, tons of vanilla

F - nice and thick, no booze

O - Incredible Double Barrel Stout that would get higher scores if it was DB Huna (Yeah, I said it)

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Photo of brureview
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am a fan of this brewery however, this beer needs some retweaking.

The question is whether Bourbon Barrel and apple brandy barrel flavors meld .

It seems to me that the apple brandy detracts from the flavor and offsets it.
There is a vinegar-apple aroma and taste to this beer. A Bourbon Barrel aged stout has a stronger character which the apple brandy barrels in this beer deintensifies. The MF is a bit light.
Overall, a good imperial stout. I think that apple brandy and Bourbon flavors don’t meld.
Also,$20 for a bottle? That’s a bit steep.

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Darkling - BBA and Apple Brandy Barrels (2019) from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 5 ratings