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Ol’ Dirty Barrel (ODB) | Belching Beaver Brewery

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4.14/5
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26 Ratings
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#7,751
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
26
pDev:
7.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Photo of KensWorld
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle number 3192 or 8192? Looks a little thin no head, smells great! lots of whisky on the nose. Tastes very boozey and whiskey forward but feels light and watery. A little too sweet. Overall Not bad at all, very much enjoyed.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.38/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfgetz
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantB
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle $18.99. Typical pitch black appearance, more of a head than I suspected. Aroma is booze, whiskey barrel, nt bad. Flavor is a little sweeter than I'd like but tasty. Whiskey barrel, chocolate, goes down fast. Tasty but not sure I would purchase again. One thing that this beer really has going for it is that it doesn't feel thin at all. Seems like a lot of barrel aged beers that are around 10% feel thin, this was good.

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Photo of Kavinci
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bjlynch83
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbone1384
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdrickCS
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TruePerception
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Photo of Randy92592
4.96/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ambruns1979
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1424IpA
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Ol’ Dirty Barrel (ODB) from Belching Beaver Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 26 ratings
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