Last Rites | Ironfire Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ironfire Brewing Company
California, United States
ironfirebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
62
pDev:
5.93%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
32
Trade:
6
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 62
Reviews by Bunuelian:
Photo of Bunuelian
4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of bgold86
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Monster of a beer, had to trade for this sucker, did not disappoint. Sat out post thanksgiving, just above room temperature when had, huge huge nose, tons of dark dried fruit and sweet vanilla. Taste is of dark dried fruits and massive chocolate and slight coffee, drinks real well, nice thick mouth-feel! Very very similar to Black Tuesday, but with a chocolaty twist. Have not popped my chocolate rain yet, but I'm guessing this is pretty equal in all facets, maybe even above, as the 16% drinks nice and easy.

Definitely an up and comer, happy I made the effort to acquire. Easily a top 100 beer as of this review.

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Photo of RobertClevenger
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This bourbon barrel aged triple chocolate stout is top notch.

Nearly black in color, perfectly carbonated with a thin medium brown head that dissipates quickly, this beer looks as good as it smells.

Smell is very bourbon forward with a slight dark chocolate aroma. As close to to perfect as it gets.

Taste is bourbon forward as expected. Not too sweet. Some lingering chocolate flavor. A little boozy, but not as much as I would have expected from a 16% beer.

Mouthfeel is silky and not to viscous.

Overall this beer is delicious. I can't believe the beers this place is putting out. I can't wait to have this beer again.

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Photo of bjmartin14
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I picked up a bottle of this being a little skeptical because of the $24.99 bottle price as well as Ironfire being a small local brewery. With that being said, this beer is absolutely amazing. Very thick and creamy mouthfeel, intense chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon flavor is present throughout this beer. Kudos to Ironfire, this is a killer beer! Hands down better than Chocolate Rain (and it's a fraction of the price). I'm lucky no one knows about this beer yet, I stocked up today!

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Photo of Priesland
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW!!! This is the strongest beer I've had to date and it is surprisingly very very drinkable for how heavy it is. It is very thick and creamy mouthfeel, intense chocolate, vanilla, stone fruit, and bourbon flavor is present throughout this beer. Super smooth and alcohol presence is low. Barrel presence is extremely high with bourbon everywhere. If I could give it a higher rating I would.

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Photo of dddddddd
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was blown away by this one... the triple chocolate does this beer wonders and blends very well with the bourbon and the base stout. This beer opened my eyes to Ironfire Brewing!

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Photo of facefox
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jfelkins
4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great sipper, strong chocolate/coffee taste.

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Photo of dazedman
4.39/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate, nothing but chocolate

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Photo of edthehead
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soco89ziegler
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nickallthebeers
4.88/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Love love this beer!!
Pours inky black with a thin but decent mocha head. Smells of big bourbon and chocolate with hints of vanilla and some coconut. The taste is awesome, lots of chocolate, little bit of coconut,and bourbon. It drinks insanely well for being 16%, almost dangerously so. It reminds me of the bourbon county brand stout with more chocolate and even more balance. Perfect amount of chocolate without getting too sickly sweet although I fear may fade a bit with time, but I'm going to cellar one just to see what happens. Definitely worth snagging if you can. Great bomber to split with someone as drinking a whole one will leave you pretty sloshed lol.

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Photo of ChrisTota
4.67/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to HOPTOMIC_BOMB for this 22 oz. bottle which has, inexplicably, been sitting in the fridge for a couple of months. Why? Chocolate? Bourbon? Stout? TRIPLE_CHOCOLATE? Split with my wife.

The pour is black & frightening. The slight head fizzes like Alka-Seltzer, & vanishes before I can even set the bottle down. I’ve had infected stouts that sounded just like that, & my wife could hear it ten feet away. Nose is all chocolate, no funk. That’s a fine sign, right there.

Last Rites reminds me that there needs to be some innovation in the candy industry. Bourbon Hershey’s? Gin Peppermint Patty? Oooh, Tequila Kit Kat. Back to the beer: this is pure chocolate, & the real thing, not the sickly sweet nonsense that brewers sometimes try to pass off as “chocolate”. Wonderful chocolate penetration is backed by a lovely kick of bourbon, vanilla leaning into white chocolate, heavy cream, with a surprisingly light touch of heat considering the 16% ABV. Smooth, thick, silky sipper. If one failed to see the ABV on the label, one might end up face down in the shag. And not in a good way.

Bloody hell. I have no idea why I traded for this beer, other than it I really wanted the Huna that the BOMB was offering up, &, well, chocolate. Glad I did. Excellent beer that is kicking at the glass ceiling of the elite.

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Photo of billab914
4.13/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black as tar with a dark brown creamy head. Nose is very chocolate and roasted grains. Bourbon vanilla is medium assertive in the nose. Body is full, rich and creamy with light carbonation. Flavor profile makes this one - tons of chocolate and overwhelming bourbon tones and character - some may say too much - I say wonderfully balanced but you better like bourbon or you won't like this one. Rich bourbon finish. This is one for bourbon lovers for sure.

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Photo of MickeyHops
4.51/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.09/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
4.26/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of impending
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.47/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of random846
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Last Rites from Ironfire Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 62 ratings