Heavy Boots Of Lead - Barrel-Aged | SingleCut Beersmiths

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4.03/5
Exceptional
162 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States
singlecut.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,636
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
162
pDev:
12.9%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
16
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of dvmin98
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KMcGrath
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jps715
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ER527
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BillRoth
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber at Ma and Pa’s Alton, NY . Not familiar with this Beer but love brewery; love big stouts and...$7.99?? No prob!
Unsure year/version... nothing noted on bottle.
Split into snifters... drank first cold and 2nd glass about an hour later.
Nice looking and nice nose. A bit roasty on taste; thick but a bit bright on carbonation. Good but overall seemed a bit pushy.
Whoa! 2nd glass it all came together. Like two beers. The bite and the bright settled down into a rich more velvety complex brew. Decadent chocolate with subtle hints of dried fruit and licorice. Didn’t notice wood but vanilla was present. Unsure if BA or not... but a great sipper.
This beer really needs to breathe and be enjoyed at room temperature...maybe a bit cellared chill... but I’d suggest as little chill as your preferences would permit.
Really enjoyed this beer. Scores reflect average between the two tastings. Other reviews range higher and considerably lower across different versions. Very pleased with what I bought.

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

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stephens14ad
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is the 2017-2018 version that was aged in rye whiskey barrels on Oregon honey

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Photo of flaskman
3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Looks black with a darker that most head that settles down with a 1/4 remaining. Good lacing on the glass. It smells like roasted malts and a little bitter. The first sip was a real eye opener for me. It was much more bitter than I am used to. I cannot tell it it is too coffee forward or over the top with the roasted malts. I love my stouts but am having a tough time with this one. As I work through the glass I can start to taste the honey in the finish and am picking up the rye. Half way through and I can now easily smell the booze and the bitter roast taste is not as overpowering. For anyone trying this beer I would say let it warm and sit for a bit. For me it is just too bitter. I would not purchase again. Update: I drain poured the last 3 inches in the glass. Too bitter.

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Photo of metter98
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color—when held up to a bright light the edges of the glass are very dark red. It poured with a finger high mocha-colored head that died down, leaving a thick ring of tan bubbles around the edge of the glass and a thin film covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate malts and coffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the coffee is more prominent in the initial taste and the finish has additional hints of roasted malts and whiskey from the barrel aging.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with some warming from the alcohol in the finish.
O: This beer is rather deceptive and does a good job at masking most of the alcohol from the taste—you only get some of the whiskey.

Note: The bottle says “I’m rye whisky barrel-aged with Oregon honey”

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a goblet from the bottle.

Appearance: Thick dark brown tinted black body with a semi think dark tan head rising a nudge below a finger's length. Lacing sticks to the glass loosely leaving little to no residue.

Smell: Light coffee with a touch of Malts but like I said at first, very light.

Taste: The total opposite of what you smell when it comes to potency. Extreme chocolate which is still subtle hints of espresso and a sweet vanilla extract which is very over powering.

Mouth: Super sticky beer with a laying sweetness that truly stays with you. Mocha and Malts at the end.

Overall: Great beer which is a touch bit on the pricey side but seriously delivered. Reminds me a bit of a less chocolatey version of omnipollo's pecan mudcake with a mild shot of whiskey. This brew will go down as a classic, mark my words.... Always in a glass. Salud!

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Photo of drtth
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is the 2016 version which was aged in neutral oak barrels and then blended with some of the base beer and some whisky cured maple syrup.

The almost black beer pours into a Corsondonk goblet with a 1" dark tan head that recedes slowly to a thin layer on the surface that persists to the end of the pour. At first sipping creates patches and legs of lacing some of which cling to the sides of the glass but eventually there is only the layer of foam on the surface.

The aromas include some dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, maple syrup and a bit woodiness from the oak.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the chocolate from the dark roast malt up front, along with some vanilla, caramel and maple syrup. In addition there are some traces of the oak. The light sweetness from the malt and the maple syrup helps to smooth out and control the dark roast bitterness.

The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium bodied and fairly smooth with the light, persistent carbonation. The moderately long finish begins as the sweetness and most of the various flavors fade to leave the dark bitterness fade away to on slightly dry note.

On the whole this beer lived up to my expectations that were partly set by having the base beer a couple of weeks ago, and I'd enjoy having it again. It was particularly interesting that the beer was aged in neutral Oak barrels and then infused with whiskey cured maple syrup rather than aged in Bourbon barrels. That said I probably won't go out of my way to find another bottle if only because there are so many other well made stouts readily available.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottieD
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of I3eer
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curtis6290
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very sneaky brew. I was expecting more flavor, and was looking for a more Maple notes, but it opens up quite nicely. This beer was very drinkable, and I couldn't taste or feel the alcohol at all. It is not too syrupy or thick, and goes down smooth. Very enjoyable brew.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 19oz bottle into a Speilgau BA glass.

Look is a deep rich black with cola colored highlights and a dark tan head.

Aroma is roast malt and vanilla with that little bit of bourbon heat at the end.

Taste is rich chocolate roast with a bourbon vanilla hit at then end.

Delicious.

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Heavy Boots Of Lead - Barrel-Aged from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 162 ratings