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

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Dark Age Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial StoutDark Age Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
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:
Bourbon Barrel Stout

Added by brewdude1982 on 02-16-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
370
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
16.06%
 
 
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104
Gots:
100
For Trade:
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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 370
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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 darktronica
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled March 2016, pours with a half finger of cocoa-colored head that sticks around. Dark Age has a distinctive nose, with strong notes of barrel oak but not much bourbon itself, plus chicory, anise, and pine bark--bitter, darkly roasted, and serious. The flavor profile moves a bit closer to something resembling sweetness, like bittersweet chocolate chips, but is still muddled by the aromas. Hugely flavorful, and a canonical example of a Russian imperial, but it goes so hard that it starts to lose me a bit. This is not amateur hour.

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

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

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

Bottle shared. Dark pour with an espresso heah. Notes of brewed coffee, dark fruit, coffee, cherries, bourbon. Soft mouthfeel, coffee and bourbon. Nice!

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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%

Photo of BravoDawg_WS
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%

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4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black color with mocha head. Aroma has really nice, smooth bourbon with chocolate brownies and fudge. Taste follows with the same flavors plus some caramel, sweet bourbon and quite roasty and bitter on the finish. Medium body with light carbonation. A really well made barrel aged stout with the bourbon flavors shining through but without being too overpowering or boozy.

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4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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