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Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas Stout | Begyle Brewing Company

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4.27/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Begyle Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
begylebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This imperial stout was aged 6 months in Heaven Hill Distilleries bourbon barrels; a combination of Elijah Craig 12 year and Evan Williams.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,871
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
99
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
29
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuanAlberto
4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mando31
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.61/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2017 vintage; drank 2/3/18 @ the Yarchives.

Truncated notes from a group tasting: all oak & mild bourbon flavors up front; faint cream notes on the finish. The booze & barrel dominated a weak base beer, even after only 6 months of aging.

Not worth tracking down.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 @ 13%

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Photo of stortore
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. 2016 edition, had 5/19/17.

Pours near black, oily looking and opaque, with no real head and a little soapy lacing. Aromas of bourbon, malt, cocoa, milk chocolate, toffee, raisins. Smells great. The taste follows the nose pretty well- bourbon, malt, chocolate, caramel, raisins, oak, some vanilla, light molasses. Tastes great. Smooth, a little creamy, a solid medium to full body, well carbonated.

Wonderfully barrel aged- the bourbon is prominent but not overwhelming. Not overly complex, but great flavors and aromas. You definitely want to grab this when it’s released every year.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strohme2
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 bottle, poured into tulip. Pours a deep and dark brown, with small 1/2 finger head. It quickly leaves with no lacing. The nose is chocolate, vanilla, burnt marshmallow and booze. Taste has similar flavors. Chocolate, molasses, dark pitted fruits, marshmallows, wood and boozy bourbon. For only 6 months in the barrel, this beer has an impressive amount of bourbon flavors. Mostly slick and chewy mouthfeel. Overall, a solid BBA stout. Just a bit pricey at $17/ 22 ounce.

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Photo of admonster00
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter; 2017 vintage bottling, listed at 13% on the label. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, coconut, bourbon, toasted oak, marshmallow, fudge, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of nuts, smoke, char, molasses, licorice, raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Touch of booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, bourbon barrels, and light fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, coconut, bourbon, toasted oak, marshmallow, fudge, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of nuts, smoke, char, molasses, licorice, raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Mild roast/char bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, coconut, bourbon, toasted oak, marshmallow, fudge, dark/brown bread, nuts, light smoke/dark fruit, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, bourbon barrels, and light fruity yeast flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is fantastic. Slight chalky roast, oak tannins, and drying. Minimal warming alcohol for 13%, with zero barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, bourbon barrels, and light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Very rich and well rounded oatmeal stout malt complexity. Barrel integration and balance is absolutely perfect; never boozy, tannic, or drying. Nice pleasant fruity yeast notes in the way back. A really amazing offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Richter525
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wolvmar
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice and dark with a good head. Some lacing for effect. Chocolate, bourbon nose. Similarvyaste with coffee, booze and slight bitterness. Really creamy mouthfeel; one of my favorite aspects of the beer. No aftertaste but plenty of coffee, chocolate, toasty malt. Overall one of the better BB ales if tried recently. Would buy again. Curious how it ages.

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Photo of darktronica
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a light dusting of brown head that primarily lingers around the edge of the snifter. Appears opaque but relatively thin. Quite sweet on the nose and palate both, with little coffee flavor. This hits all the flavors for a really good s'mores stout, though: roasted malts reminiscent of graham cracker, chocolate from the coffee, vanilla and nougat from the Evan Williams barrels, and just a hint of smoky char from the oak. The Elijah Craig 12-Year is also a relatively sweet bourbon, so the total effect here is a BBA stout without much spice, but with nice woody character from the barrels and vanilla and malty sweetness from the spirits themselves. Very smooth and enjoyable as a dessert sipper.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vidblain
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas Stout from Begyle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 99 ratings