Ol' Dirty Beaver - Barrel Aged
Belching Beaver Brewery

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Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 10.26%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
16
From:
Belching Beaver Brewery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Photo of GarrettB
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

November 19th, 2013 - Enjoyed at Belching Beaver's North Park tasting room, the Old Dirty Barrell is perhaps the most unexceptional, non-repugnant beer I've had from this brewery. Everything about the aroma and taste is average, moderate and middling. The flavors and aromas are all resent and accounted for: booze, malt, dark chocolate - but it all feels very, very two dimensional, unmemorable and very plain. On the plus side, it's not bad, or memorably so. Just there, and just so.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Came home from work tonight and the wife surprised me with a 32 ounce growler of the Ol' Dirty Beaver. Poured into a crystal tumbler. I let the growler sit out for an hour before cracking it - perfect temperature!

Pours viscous and black with mahogany edges when held up to a light source, solid tan head with great retention, decent lacing. Tons of bourbon up front, musty wood, burnt toast, vanilla, espresso and dark chocolate. Strong bourbon and dry barrel, just a flash of warm booze that dissipates quickly with vanilla, sweet dark chocolate and fresh roasted coffee rounding out the overall flavor nicely. Big body, creamy, light carbonation with an extremely dry finish.

I cannot stress how much nicer this beer gets as it warms up...so many hidden flavors and slight nuances that open up with each passing minute out of the fridge.

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Ol' Dirty Beaver - Barrel Aged from Belching Beaver Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 16 ratings