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Abita Bourbon Street Imperial Stout | Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Bourbon Street Imperial StoutAbita Bourbon Street Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
531 Ratings
Abita Bourbon Street Imperial StoutAbita Bourbon Street Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,491
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
531
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
167
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 531 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of WilliamD
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Balancle-ei-ie

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Photo of avalon07
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.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
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.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Kdouble
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Nick4444
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdiiorio
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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Photo of Beersplosion
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

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Abita Bourbon Street Imperial Stout from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 531 ratings