Bourbon Barrel Aged Epitaph Russian Imperial Stout | Heathen Brewing

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4.06/5
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22 Ratings
Bourbon Barrel Aged Epitaph Russian Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Epitaph Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heathen Brewing
Washington, United States
heathenbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,319
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
22
pDev:
8.62%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of BirdsandHops
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rkarimi
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of rarigney
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours nearly black with a creamy, long lasting, light brown head. Sticky lacing clings to the glass ‘til the last sip. The aroma is dark roasted malt, vanilla, and a hint of bourbon. The flavor follows with the addition of notes of coffee and chocolate. Smooth and creamy, full bodied, with a very light booze finish.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
2.94/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin, light brown head that dissipates to long lasting patches with light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, vanilla, milk chocolate and light bourbon. Flavor follows, with well integrated dark toasted malt, chocolate and vanilla flavors, hints of cherry and nice light, but distinct bourbon. Finishes with dark malt, mild chocolate and a pleasant nutty flavor in the background. Rich creamy body with excellent mouthfeel. An excellent bourbon stout with a spot on rich Russian imperial stout base and interesting lighter support flavors. The nutty component to the malt was unexpected and fit well. I like robust bourbon, but this lighter touch tasted great and fit with the overall balance of this stout. Well done, and I will pick this up again without hesitation the next time it comes around. I did not drink this right away and it has held up to light aging well.

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Photo of ZRBE
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aquazr1
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Impfan
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of itracy63
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LouZ
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Draft pour. I am not a big bourbon fan, but can appreciate that those who are will enjoy this stout and likely rate it higher. Bourbon was slightly on the stronger side for my tastes, but did feel fairly balanced overall.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Epitaph Russian Imperial Stout from Heathen Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 22 ratings