The Shroud - Brandy Barrel Aged | Bravery Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bravery Brewing
California, United States
braverybrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,220
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
pDev:
4.34%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 13
Photo of emyers
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter.

Near black with thin light brown lacing

Smell: brandy really stands out, dark fruits, chocolate undertones

Taste: chocolate, oak, brandy. Not as much depth as was present in the nose. Finishes pleasantly dry.

Mouthfeel is a touch over-carbonated for my tastes. Body is fairly light for the style

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Photo of darktronica
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another example of why ageing stouts in brandy barrels should be more popular. Take one whiff, and there's no mistaking that it's had time in a brandy barrel; the nose is full-on calvados, with a light dusting of cocoa and roasted malt. On the palate, though, it's balanced and avoids turning into a sugar bomb. Still a dessert beer, as you get a lot of cherry cordial, rum raisin, and Christmas cake notes, but it drinks very smooth and hides the alcohol exceedingly well, unlike some other brandy-aged beers like The Angel's Share that can be a bit sharp or hot. The ageing also contributes a slight oakiness from the barrel that complements some of the nuttiness in the base stout.

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Photo of maxifunk777
4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is a whale killer had KBS last night and this kills it on every level hands down.
Aroma excellent brandy sweet malt chocolate
look dark pitch black tan head not lasting very long
mouthfeel is creamy and well balanced
taste is were this stout excels brandy chocolate coffee subtle sweet malts just an excellent tasting beer. Maybe the best stout I've had this year. Black Note, KBS, the Bruery's best, Firestone Walker, Sunday Morning Stout, Big Bad Baptist, and few others this was as good if not better than most. If you find this buy this this won't be and LA secret for long!!!!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, molasses, fudge, cocoa powder, char, and slight brandy aromas. Taste is much the same with chocolate syrup, molasses, dark fruit, brandy and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great brandy barrel aged characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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The Shroud - Brandy Barrel Aged from Bravery Brewing
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 13 ratings