Ol’ Dirty Barrel (ODB) | Belching Beaver Brewery

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Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery
California, United States
belchingbeaver.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout - It’s Old! …and Dirty! Our Russian Imperial Stout is our biggest beer brewed to date. With the majority of our batch going into rye bourbon barrels, this winter seasonal is already highly coveted in the tasting room … Protect ya neck.

Gold Medal – World Beer Championships 2014
Gold Medal – World Beer Championships 2015

Added by Jason on 03-05-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
17
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
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8
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 17
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Belching Beaver's Ol' Dirty Barrel (ODB), Rye barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout. 10.5% ABV.

A: Black in the glass, with honey brown in the dimple. Just a bit of brown head, which quickly fades. Light sheeting no lacing.

S: Interesting smell as soon as the bottle is opened. Dark toffee, char, and anise up front. Light oak. Lots of fig. Light rye bread and chocolate cake.

T/MF: Rye bread and rich chocolate cake are more dominant on the palate, with some slight anise and char. Dark toffee. A moderate amount of fig.

This is a very pleasant surprise. The rye barrels were an excellent match to the darker Russian Imperial style.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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3.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty hot and new, wish I had 2nd bottle for next year. Not bad considering its newness.

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Ol’ Dirty Barrel (ODB) from Belching Beaver Brewery
4.35 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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