Resolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout | Brothers Craft Brewing

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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

Added by VBWharfRat on 09-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
368
Reviews:
46
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
11.01%
 
 
Wants:
180
Gots:
100
For Trade:
25
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Ratings: 368 |  Reviews: 46
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JAStheAce
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
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 -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlang2012
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slack
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

03/15/14
22 oz bottle
$?

Deep brown to black with a brown tinted head that settles to a nice ring.

Nose is bourbon, oak, coffee, and dark fruits on a swirl.

Taste initial sweet dark fruit, bourbon, minor chocolate, minor coffee, and oak.

Mouthful is medium to heavy and soft. Carbonation is aggressive up front and then none. Finish is semi sweet.

Hard to say what 3 years has done to this beer as I have not had it fresh. The beer is pretty mellow and balanced, not harsh bourbon wise and not too sweet either. The balanced between elements is nice. Would love to try this fresh but I can tell from this bottle that a year or so is the sweet spot.

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3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: pours black with a dark brown head that faded fast. It was not the thickest looking beer.
S: big bourbon aroma! Smelled it once I took the cap off. Sweet bourbon & chocolate, smells great!
T: very nice, big flavors here. The barrel is the star of the show, big bourbon, oak, then rich chocolate. Mighty fine!
F: a bit thin...medium thickness, slightly boozy, but still smooth.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 at a bottle share

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Photo of paulytasker
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftFan5
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcjennings
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vtmel82
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Resolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout from Brothers Craft Brewing
4.27 out of 5 based on 368 ratings.
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