Resolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout | Brothers Craft Brewing

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4.33/5
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Resolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial StoutResolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brothers Craft Brewing
Virginia, United States
brotherscraftbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#872
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
388
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
178
Gots:
97
Trade:
25
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Ratings: 388 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of cjgiant
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 1754 of 3000
750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep black color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that has decent retention

S- plenty of barrel on the nose, adding notes of oak, bourbon, vanilla . and coconut. Undertones of black cherry, charred malt, chocolate & dark fruits

T- the dark cherry notes comes through on the flavor up front, followed by notes of roasted malt, chocolate dark breads. The finish brings out barrel notes that add some vanilla and light coconut

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- solid stout with a good balance of barrel

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Photo of grover37
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaximus
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 Vintage. Starts out a little hot but flavors really come forward as it warms. Nice, smooth vanilla and oak. Didn't disappoint. Would love to see what the variants do for this beer.

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Photo of bb-magic
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coz
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.52/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Riff
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep black color with a light tan head that faded away to virtually nothing save for a tiny ring around the glass. Smell is roasted malts, bourbon, oak, and dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit at first, fades into some vanilla, bourbon, a little dark chocolate, and a hint of coffee towards the end. Medium to medium-heavy body, hint of alcohol throughout. Slightly sweet finish. Overall, very nice BA stout, like the dark fruit flavors.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottiethebody
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dleiner
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JAStheAce
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Resolute on guest tap at J Wakefield Brewing. I had heard much hype of it and it certainly looked the part. Black as night with some dark auburn brown on the edges of my cup when held to the light. Low carbed and barely a trace of foam on the edges of my cup. The beer had a very strong, boozy smell. Lots of bourbon barrel. The taste was pure alcohol and heat with subtle notes of molasses and chocolate. It sweetened a bit as it warmed and I got a leathery aspect to it. The taste did not live up the the hype as there was no complexity or nuance as it warmed. It just stayed big and boozy throughout with mild sweetness as it warmed. The mouth feel was great, however. It was gooey and sticky and a very thick bodied stout. Overall, maybe this is best aged a bit but I was underwhelmed by this one.

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Photo of AdrianC31
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Resolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout from Brothers Craft Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 388 ratings