Bourbon Barrel-Aged Odin's Raven | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ZX6Chris on 10-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
189
Reviews:
41
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
15.02%
 
 
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160
Gots:
48
For Trade:
4
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of aquazr1
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber served in a tulip. Beer is aged for over a year. Pours jet black with little carb or head. Light bourbon up front with some cocoa and dark fruit. Mouthfeel is somewhat light for the style.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Decent khaki head. A little leggy. Some lacing and good retention.

Smell - Vanilla is most prominent. Chocolate. Bourbon comes behind it all. Oak also strong.

Taste - Chocolate and vanilla again are strongest. Bourbon heat. Astringent oak. Sweet caramel begins to dominate the flavor as it warms. Shades of fruity flavors as well.

Mouthfeel - A bit of barrel heat. Medium body, not very thick for a stout.

Overall - It has all the components of a bourbon stout, but doesn't seem to come together.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Going into this, I was a little scared, as the rumor the beer had been compromised (infected) was whirling about on BA. Anyways, popped the bottle over the sink, and alas, it was all good.

Poured out an impressive and hefty black color with significant, probably 1" head, dark beige in color, and very little bubbles that packed themselves densely around the rim of the pint glass.

Wow, the chocolate drizzle and bourbon taste so flippin' good. This is what imperial stouts, chocolate and bourbon is all about, clearly top tier. What was once a fearful opening has turned into a thoroughly enjoyable experience midway through the bottle. The chocolate remains rich, the bourbon is well integrated, not boozy, not a bourbon bomb, just in the right amount. The mouthfeel is outstanding, doesn't overly thin out the beer being in a barrel. You can find hints of coffee if you want to find them. Caramel too.

When you talk about The Bruery, FiftyFifty, KTG, BADL, BASC etc. . . you should also be talking about this beer. Alpine is not just about hops (although predominantly so). This is a world class bourbon barrel stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Odin's Raven from Alpine Beer Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 189 ratings.
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