Bourbon Street Imperial Stout
Abita Brewing Co.

Bourbon Street Imperial StoutBourbon Street Imperial Stout
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Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,817
Ranked #14,918
3.92 | pDev: 11.73%
Mar 12, 2022
Dec 04, 2013
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.
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Rated: 3.77 by einman from Minnesota

Mar 12, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2020
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Reviewed by jettjon from Florida

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From a bomber into a Perfect Pint glass, it’s nearly pitch brown, with a thick foamy brown head crowning it. Nose is syrupy sweet and bready with coffee and molasses notes with a hint of bourbon. Flavor is a bit different than advertised on the nose with an unexpected bitterness up front followed by semi-sweet malty-molasses. There’s kind of a watered-down bourbon flavor, and 10% ABV is well masked. Mouth is pleasantly creamy. Overall, a bit disappointing. The color, body, and nose are great, but the flavor seems a bit flat. With so many better options out there, I would not go out of my way to try again.
Aug 02, 2020
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Reviewed by tradershmulie from Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Didn't have great expectations for this beer, but at this price was definitely worth a try.

Nice look, classic decent head and color.
Good smell, definitely smell the bourbon, not overpowering, but there.

Taste is where things start to disappoint. There is an emptiness that comes through. Like something is missing. Good flavor overall, but that lack of depth leaves you wanting more feel.

Decent beer, worth a try, but that's about it.
Jul 12, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by iftcoach from Germany

Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 3.91 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 22, 2019
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark, mahogany brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was an inch and a half inch creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A so-so aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, and hops.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of hops (mostly in the finish), a good shot of bourbon (and its accompanying barrel), a lot of roasted malt (present throughout), light caramel notes, and a little chocolate. This flavor puts emphasis in the wrong places. It seems to give the bourbon more of a starring role than the chocolate or anything else. An OK flavor.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, warm finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A wildly uneven beer with some good qualities.
Mar 21, 2019
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bourbon Street pours a black color, with a very small head. Big sweet bourbon aroma, and lots of barrel. Great bourbon flavor, mixed in with a strong creamy roasted malt backbone. Lots of barrel. Good body and feel. Overall, this is a great barrel beer, exactly what you want.
Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 3.65 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Jan 30, 2019
Rated: 4 by eldoctorador from Chile

Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 4 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

Nov 10, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Nick4444 from Texas

Sep 10, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 05, 2018
Rated: 3.97 by jrc1093 from Connecticut

Apr 15, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by tbone1384 from Wyoming

Apr 14, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by atlandy from Georgia

Dec 20, 2017
Rated: 4 by Mooslerfitness from Ohio

Dec 08, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Budlum from Maryland

Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by giediprime41 from Florida

Aug 31, 2017
Bourbon Street Imperial Stout from Abita Brewing Co.
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