Barrel-Aged G.F.Y. Stout
Spiteful Brewing

Barrel-Aged G.F.Y. StoutBarrel-Aged G.F.Y. Stout
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Spiteful Brewing
Illinois, United States
Stout - American
4.27 | pDev: 6.79%
Mar 03, 2016
Aug 26, 2013
Barrel-Aged G.F.Y. StoutBarrel-Aged G.F.Y. Stout
Notes: Aged in a freshly dumped bourbon barrel from local craft distiller F.E.W. Spirits.
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4.04 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Mar 03, 2016
4 by sweemzander from Illinois on Jan 05, 2016
4.3 by linnymtu from Michigan on Jul 15, 2015
4.43 by vande from Illinois on Feb 19, 2015
3.91 by Jonny41 from Maine on Jan 27, 2015
4.1 by lloydboss from Illinois on Dec 26, 2014
4.35 by Can_has_beer from Texas on Dec 24, 2014
4.22 by Jd2391 from Illinois on Dec 19, 2014
4.25 by SocalKicks from California on Nov 29, 2014
4.25 by ethanmc12 from Illinois on Nov 27, 2014
4.25 by rfgetz from New Jersey on Nov 24, 2014
4.25 by hilgart1 from Illinois on Nov 15, 2014
4.72 by enelson from Illinois on Nov 06, 2014
4 by Dicers from Colorado on Oct 19, 2014
4 by xdtfx from Illinois on Sep 28, 2014
4.25 by funkyaudio from Illinois on Sep 05, 2014
4.5 by Orlando from Illinois on Sep 04, 2014
4 by Durdz from Texas on Sep 02, 2014
3.5 by Robyn from South Carolina on Aug 29, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
by mfnmbvp from Illinois

22 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date present, but the label reads "G.F.Y. Stout aged in bourbon barrels from 7-5-13 to 6-2-14". I'm going into this bottle unbiased, since I've never had the regular base beer before. Acquired this bottle at the local beer store for something like $17.98 plus tax. Expectations are stellar.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours an epic inky sludgey black colored body. Thick like motor oil with hardly any conjuration of head. It conjures about half a finger of extremely dark mocha when given a nice swirl in the glass. Leaves behind some thin lacing as it recedes but none really sticks. 4

S - A very beautiful aroma - vanilla, chocolate, fudge. A beautiful bourbon barrel aged aroma. Lightly oaky & woodsy, with some alcohol fumes noticeable. Rivals some of the bigger and badder bourbon barrel aged stouts that I've had like Bourbon County. 4.5

T - Taste is the same - vanilla, caramel / toffee, fudge, cookie dough, coffee beans, and lots of dark chocolate roastiness. Some warming alcohol heat on the finish. 4.5

M - Smooth, silky, & creamy. Minor alcohol heat lingering on the palate, but it otherwise goes down extremely easy for a bourbon barrel aged stout. 4.5

Overall, another wonderful bourbon barrel aged installemnt to Spiteful's portfolio. The alcohol warmth feels a bit deeper than the 8.00% abv noted, but it goes down easy nonetheless. Delicious, aromatic, and highly recommended.

Spiteful Brewing Barrel-Aged G.F.Y. Stout -----4.5/5

Aug 26, 2014
4 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Aug 24, 2014
4.25 by Gonzoillini from Illinois on Aug 20, 2014
4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas on Aug 06, 2014
4.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Aug 06, 2014
4.5 by Dybasi from Illinois on Jul 29, 2014
3.5 by DanGeo from Michigan on Jul 15, 2014
4.25 by ToadiesForCody from Minnesota on Jul 14, 2014
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4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by KFBR392 from Illinois

Appearance: Pours jet black with heavy viscosity. Half a finger of dark brown head formed on the pour but settled to the edges of the glass while drinking. A touch above active carbonation, especially for how heavy of a stout this is.

Smell: Vanilla and a big sting of bourbon. Robust, semi-sweet malts with just a touch of roasted notes open up on the body. Milk chocolate, caramel, and some light oak show up on the body as well. More bourbon and vanilla slap you on the face on the way out.

Taste: Chocolate and full bodied malts that aren't overly roasted on the front. Barrel character really opens up on the body with accents of oak, vanilla, and molasses. The bourbon and big semi-sweet malts come together perfectly on the back end with a touch of palate teasing booze that really pops.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is low but plays so perfectly with the big malts and barrel character. Decadent mouthfeel is exactly what I look for in a stout.

Overall: From the moment I tried regular GFY stout, I prayed one day it would meet the graces of a bourbon barrel. This did not disappoint in any way, a truly elite barrel aged brew. Looking forward to seeing what time does to the other bottles I was lucky enough to get.

Jul 14, 2014
4 by Seiler22 from Minnesota on Jul 12, 2014
4.5 by Beer_Destroyer from Illinois on Jul 09, 2014
4.75 by Matthew1788 from Ohio on Jul 07, 2014
4.75 by clewis901 from Illinois on Jul 07, 2014
4.5 by ahbithwabm from Illinois on Jul 07, 2014
4.25 by shredder83 from Illinois on Jul 04, 2014
4 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois on Jul 03, 2014
4.5 by JohnnyNicks from Illinois on Jul 02, 2014
4.5 by brandoman63 from Illinois on Jun 30, 2014
4.75 by WolfsbaneBloom from Illinois on Jun 29, 2014
4.25 by DangleBerries from Illinois on Jun 27, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by emerge077 from Illinois

Served in a small snifter. Inky black with mahoghany edges. Thin collar of tan lace around the edge.
Surface retention lasts for awhile.

Plummy fruit aroma, whiskey, vanilla, port, mellow wood comes out at room temp.
Currants, raisin, bracing booze at first though not overpowering. Rich and potent, enjoyable in small doses.
The best part was the initial fruitiness in the smell and taste. Better than BA Malevolence, a little more complexity on display here.

May 18, 2014
Barrel-Aged G.F.Y. Stout from Spiteful Brewing
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