Abita Bourbon Street Imperial Stout | Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Bourbon Street Imperial StoutAbita Bourbon Street Imperial Stout
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3.92/5
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523 Ratings
Abita Bourbon Street Imperial StoutAbita Bourbon Street Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon Street Stout is an Imperial Stout that is aged in small batch bourbon barrels. Our Imperial Stout is brewed with a combination of pale, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Oats are also added to give the beer a fuller and sweeter taste. The roasted malts give the beer its dark color as well as its intense flavor and aroma. After fermentation the beer is cold aged for 6 weeks. This is necessary for all of the flavors of the malt and hops to balance and produce a very smooth flavor.

After the cold aging the beer is transferred into the bourbon barrels. It is then aged for another 8 weeks to absorb all of the flavors from the barrels. The result is a stout that brings out the roasted flavors from the malt and the warming toasted, vanilla, and bourbon flavors.

Added by Mikecap on 12-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,978
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
523
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrc1093
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tbone1384
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlandy
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of giediprime41
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBobber
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours out dark as night with a thin finger of a foamy tan white head.

Smell is of licorice and bitter chocolate with some figs and other stone fruits popping out.

Taste is of some roasted malts with that bitter chocolate following. The chocolate seems to have a bit of sweetness coming through, perhaps from the added oats. Picking up some alcohol, yet not unpleasent, as the brew warms. Also picking up those figs and stone fruits as it warms.

On the mouth you really can pick up that smoothness that the oats add. That smoothness with a low carbonation level makes this have a smooth silky mouth feel.

Overall a very delicious beer that I feel is underated and may be overlooked due to that lower rating. This is a really fine tasting brew. One off note was I had a real hard time picking up any of the flavor from the barrel aging process. It is there in the beer but so damn faint.

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4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of armock
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zkoehn
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this as a 4-oz pour as part of a sampler at Whole Foods in Destin, Florida.

Nice look, nothing notable in the aroma department, reasonably nice full-bodied mouth-feel, and with a nice flavor like any standard imperial stout: malty and chocolaty.

There was nothing that stood out about this Imperial stout. As a matter of fact, I liked this 10% Imperial Stout less than the Jdub's 5.6% Bell Cow I was also sampling.

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcsweenb
4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, best by date of 1/13/18. Pours semi-transparent amber brown with a large sized light khaki head; some lacing. Smells of bourbon, roasted malt, cocoa, char, vanilla, and oats. The taste follows with roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, char, oats, vanilla, and nuts. Medium bitterness. Better after it warmed up to cellar temp. The body is thin but somewhat smooth with higher carbonation. Overall, it's a fairly average but drinkable IS with a good barrel profile.

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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle (2015?) served in a Belgian snifter.

Appearance: dark mahogany, nearly opaque black in the glass. Small head with partial retention and little lacing.

Complex aroma that changes with warming. An obvious but not overpowering bourbon aroma with a clear alcohol presence. Has hints of caramel, dates and prunes.

Flavor: Sweeter than expected, but at a pleasing level. Bourbon and dark bread are dominant. Hints of caramel, oak and brown sugar. The bourbon comes to the fore in the finish, with fainter dark grains flavors. Bourbon lingers on in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Full body, finishing a bit dry. Good medium carbonation.

Overall: Nice strength and quality of the bourbon barrel influence. Impressive.

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4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Abita Bourbon Street Imperial Stout from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 523 ratings