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:
#944
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
516
pDev:
6.5%
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
115
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of stephenlee
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kevindp9
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntanner83
3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This bourbon barrel aged imperial stout shows a pitch black body without any head.
The barrel notes are very present and compliments well the dark fruits and cocoa notes of the beer. Some vanilla is noted from the wood. It has almost vinous notes.
Dense and smooth, it is dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of Samact
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pdcleff
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of WOLFGANG
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

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Dark Age from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 516 ratings