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Dark Age Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout | Wicked Weed Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel Stout

Added by brewdude1982 on 02-16-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
306
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
17.66%
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
90
For Trade:
14
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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 306
Reviews by Bung:
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4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Salud NoDa. Your standard black, nice and thick appearing. Thin but frothy layer of tan head. Laces just a bit.

Aroma, roast malt, dark chocolate fudge, some vanilla, oak, bourbon.

Taste, roast malt and bourbon barrel are big and about equal throughout. Roast malt and darker less sweet chocolate. Vanilla and bourbon. Just a little anise and coffee bitterness. It all lingers very nicely.

About full body, a tad warming. Not quite creamy mouthfeel. A nice sipping after dinner or cigar beer for sure.
My favorite dark beer of theirs so far, as good as their Belgian and ipa lines.

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Photo of marley2112
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent balance for a big BBA Imperial Stout. Still a little hot and carbonated after warming to room temperature, but overall another delicious offering from a fantastic brewery.

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Photo of oberon
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 3/22/16.Pours into a goblet nearly jet black except for some ruddy brown when held up to the light a creamy beige head atop.Bourbon,chocolate, and vanilla stand out in the nose but some ripe apple and fig is there as well,I like the somewhat unripe fruitiness that the aromas bring over the bourbon and chocolate.Bourbon and graham cracker flavors up front on the palate then some drunken fruits come into play,the chocolate although there is not as "big" to me on the palate.It's a fantastic beer....I don't venture to far into Wicked Weed territory because I am not into sour/funk but man when I do I'am rewarded.A helluva beer here.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark almost pitch black with a dark tan head. Great bourbon, and woody oak aroma. Some dark fruits and Roasty malts. Has a medium body but packs a whole boatload of flavor with every sip. Progresses as it warms. Great barrel aged offering!

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Photo of Jcorn
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of chinchill
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewpub which reports 11.7% ABV and use of 3 malts (including honey malt), rye, honey, brown sugar and dextrose. Two samples, 2 days apart.

Pours are dark and opaque red-brown with a small, very durable head.

WW uses a pre-rinsed BBL to great effect on the aroma, flavor and smooth feel. Nit-picking, I note a bit more burnt flavor in the aftertaste than optimal.

O: very enjoyable; every aspect excels.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Cbmccarthy
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of tdm168
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qcbrewer
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of dailyminefield
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of woodchip
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jburns301
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of earlholman
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleckpa
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robgage
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Dark Age Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout from Wicked Weed Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.
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