French Toast - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Wicked Weed Brewing

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Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #967
Ranked #2,810
4.22 | pDev: 6.64%
May 12, 2021
Jan 15, 2015
French Toast - Bourbon Barrel-AgedFrench Toast - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Notes: Bourbon Barrel Aged French Toast Imperial Stout is a delicious testament to smoldering intensity. Prepare for the smooth vanilla, zesty cinnamon, and sweet maple syrup of the original to be epically enhanced by the finest Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. This sweet treat's time in oak barrels has forged an entirely new creation. Taste this beauty after its bourbon-barrel transformation, and give in to sweet intensity.

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Rated: 3.78 by WickedBeer from Alabama

May 12, 2021
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pitch black. One finger of bubbly off-white head with decent retention.

Smell: Absolutely French toast, with sweet caramel.

Taste: Very sweet French toast, with light roast bitterness on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy, with mild carbonation.

Overall: Exactly what it sounds like. Perfect.
Jan 04, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by Wiffler27 from South Carolina

Dec 12, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Sep 16, 2020
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
At 56 degrees pours dark brown/ruby with a creamy dark beige cap/some rocks; streaming carbonation; very good cap retention; heavy ring; medium lacing; medium minus legs. Nose is vanilla, maple syrup and cinnamon. Taste is mostly cinnamon; followed by chocolate, vanilla, and maple; more cinnamon as beverage warms. Medium minus body, moderate minus carbonation; no warmth from 8.8% abv; spicy (cinnamon) tongue coating. Overall, more cinnamon than I want, and out of balance; the nose was vanilla/maple forward, but the spicy cinnamon crushed those flavors on the when Xocoveza went overboard with cinnamon a few years ago; and the thin mouth feeling gravitates me to render a rare, for me, negative overall score.
Apr 23, 2020
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured moderately hard from a bottle into a snifter glass, barely forming some head before quickly fading to light lacing. Deep brown cola color. Smell is gentle bourbon with a bit of sweetness. Taste is bourbon forward, but not overly strong. The background reminds me of the standard French toast stout from Wicked Weed, but I wish it was stronger. French toast taste increased as it warmed, but not as much as I would like. Just shy of medium bodied with light carbonation. Excellent, mildly sweet, bourbon aged stout, but at ~$13 for a 12.7 fl oz, way too expensive. Best to stick with the standard Wicked Weed French toast.
Apr 16, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by pkalix from California

Dec 21, 2019
Rated: 3.97 by mrklnvl from Ohio

Nov 03, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-Pours a dark color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has generous vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup and Bourbon hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very generous and well balanced vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup and Bourbon flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A great Stout
Oct 20, 2019
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a rich, chocolatey brown with two fingers of dark tan head. Thick sheets of lacing.

Light aroma of vanilla, maple, cinnamon and bourbon.

The taste is way bigger than the nose let on. Super sweet maple and vanilla up front, with appropriately-strong cinnamon added, a little brown bread and some light, caramel-and-almond-forward bourbon. Moderate alcohol burn and some stale hops in the finish.

Thin bodied for the style, as is the norm for Wicked Weed. Lightly syrupy with modest carbonation.

Definitely does give a French toast impression. To my taste, could be improved with some coffee bitterness and a thicker body.
Aug 20, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by RMW66 from Australia

Aug 16, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by sd123 from Georgia

Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jun 20, 2019
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Rated by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Would I buy this again? No doubt about it.
May 14, 2019
Rated: 4 by BdM from Netherlands

May 11, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by Beer21 from Florida

Apr 25, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 4 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 4.45 by samEBC from Belgium

Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Apr 12, 2019
Rated: 4.51 by detroitpat from Michigan

Apr 08, 2019
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is boozy, vanilla and maple.
Cinnamon comes through in the aftertaste and adds a little heat. Rich, barrel balanced the sweetness nicely
Apr 07, 2019
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Reviewed by scream from Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Was wondering how this might compare to Founder's CBS. I think it is a good beer but a bit on the thinner side. Could use some more body/heft behind it. Could be deceptive w the ABV of 12.3% which I am not noticing.
Apr 04, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Mar 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very dark, pours black with a full brownish head.
Can definitely smell the bourbon, and I think that I am picking up vanilla.
A very enjoyable bourbony sweet taste that is surprisingly feeling relatively light.
Rates a 9 out of 10 on the would you like to sit down with a 12 pack of this brew scale.
Mar 14, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by tazzman from Florida

Mar 02, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Roguer from Connecticut

Feb 28, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by JamesLeung from Florida

Feb 24, 2019
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into a Wicked Weed snulip glass. It pours nearly ink black with a thin, foamy, khaki-colored head that dissipated rapidly leaving thin, spotty lacing. On the nose there is cocoa, freshly-brewed coffee, vanilla, toffee, and a whiff of maple syrup. Although subtle at first the bourbon smell becomes more apparent as the glass warms. The taste is coffee-forward and the bourbon is stronger than I expected. Swishing it around my mouth I taste the maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon but it finishes surprisingly bitter with notes of burnt coffee, char, and tobacco. I'm glad it's not cloyingly sweet but it comes across as a little bland. The feel is also a bit thin for such a big Stout. There is moderate carbonation and you don't miss the 12.3% ABV. It's pretty hot. Overall, while there is nothing wrong with this stout it didn't wow me as I thought it would. Some of Wicked Weed's BA Stouts are more memorable than this one.
Jan 27, 2019
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Reviewed by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
375 ml bottle dated 1/10/18 poured into Kane chalice and allowed to warm.

L: 1F+ light tan head with pretty good retention, leaves some light tan lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is black.

S: Definite oaky barrel notes, plus vanilla, cinnamon, and the sweetness of the maple. Roasted malts. Good.

T: Vanilla, bourbon, and cinnamon come in first, but the maple sweetness and roasted malts really build into a nice, long, very tasty finish. ABV heat minimal.

F: Medium to full bodied, not much carbonation. Construction and balance solid and the year of aging (not intentional, but it happened) seems to have rounded off some sharper edges on the bourbon barrel.

O: This is seriously good, to the point where I would be hard pressed to choose between it and Sunday Brunch.
Jan 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Really dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has baker's chocolate, toffee with the vanilla and maple more subdued. Taste is balanced, slightly boozy with butterscotch, toffee and cocoa flavor on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it has nice flavors but it's a bit boozy and unbalanced.
Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 4.26 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Dec 21, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by avisong from Virginia

Dec 17, 2018
Rated: 4 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by woodchip from North Carolina

Nov 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Bum4ever from California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pitch black with a small dark head. Huge vanilla smell, followed by a good amount of maple and a hint of cinnamon, oak and bourbon. Taste follows the nose pretty much the whole way. Very light oak and bourbon on the back end, and only subtle hints of cinnamon. The vanilla and maple really shine here. The feel is a little thin for my tastes, but it's easy to drink for the abv. Thoroughly enjoy this one.
Nov 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pitch black almost no head

A lot of vanilla, cinnamon, maple. The bourbon barrel brings some coconut notes

Some sweetness alongside the big vanilla. Some cocoa, some. Oak notes.

Low carbonation, thick.

A great gourmet dessert imperial stout
Nov 08, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Oct 24, 2018
French Toast - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 211 ratings