Dark Age | Wicked Weed Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
wickedweedbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Humanity's path out of the Dark Age is one without end. This path carries us away from the mystical to the measurable, from the magical to the mathematical, and is a meticulous tale of progress from madness to method. Yet, we still find wonder in the magic, and extraordinary potential in the mystery. Out of this yearning for the old ways, Dark Age Imperial Stout emerges from the Whisky Barrel, its dark malt complexity and bold, yet balanced, sweetness softened by its mystical evolution in oak.

Added by brewdude1982 on 02-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,064
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
508
pDev:
6.5%
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
114
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 508 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burt
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Captain69
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

trong taste - but great

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Photo of edthehead
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sohearn
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Pours black with a thin ring of off white head that left little lacing. Smells and tastes of bourbon, oak, vanilla, semi-sweet chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts and some cherries. Heavy bodied, lightly carbonated, creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark brown color, almost no head, very thin lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Bourbon, oak, raisins, alcohol, cherries. Wonderful.

T: Bourbon, oak, raisins, alcohol, cherries. Outstanding.

F: Full bodied, lots of flavor.

O: A serious imperial stout. Highly recommended.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a black body with no head at all. Aroma is strong, boozy, vanilla and wood come out a little, also notes of something like dark fruits/black cherry. Thick, sticky, smooth, good balance, roasted coffee dryness mixes with a slight sticky malt sweetness and then finished dry and heated. Slow, very slow, sipper but is a pleasure to sip on (not a chore) and a slightly sweeter than usual RIS.

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4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BOD 092917

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Photo of dsshuck
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vol4life88
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian29
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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03/28/2018

bottle to snifter

LOOK: thick syrupy dark black. little head; off white.
AROMA: cocoa, grape, pomegranate.
TASTE: Cocoa, fudge, pomegranate. Hints of raisin, wood, brandy. Very sweet, but just enough not to be palatable.
FEEL: very full, minimal carbonation. Smooth sipper.

Very tasty beer. Would be a great dessert beer.


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Photo of jrc1093
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NonicPanic
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

look: Very dark, nearly opaque brown. Some cola highlights around the edges when held to light. Thick khaki head on the pour that mostly recedes. Messy lacing sticks around.
smell: Dark fruit and subtle roasty char. Hints of vanilla and bourbon.
taste: A nice mellow combo of the flavors in the nose though not with the same depth. a hint of bourbon heat in the finish.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BOD 10/17/17. Pours dark as a starless night. Outstanding head volume, normal retention and quite outstanding lacing considering it is barrel aged and 12% ABV.

Quite outstanding nose that is rich in both bourbon and barrel. Dark fruit is abundant (date, raisin and currant) over a base of light chocolate. The chocolate notes are sweet rather than bitter bakers. Roast is extremely light as is the oak. Vanilla, from the oak, is well represented.

Solid medium body that tilts to the heavy side enough to yield a texture that is very smooth and slick. Outstanding carbonation / body balance that has light mid-palate effervescence and a finish that is finely bubbled and prickly.

The flavor profile is very good to borderline outstanding. The balance is world class and the alcohol is well hidden. Alcohol is evident in the lingering finish and is astringent. The shortcoming is flavor separation. The richness and depth of the nose is lacking. A slighter sweeter middle to provide contrast would let the dark fruits shine. As is, they come through as a flavorful blend. Near the finish, only prune separates while it competes with vanilla over a light undercurrent of chocolate. The finish provides a nice drying aspect from the alcohol.

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Dark Age from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 508 ratings