Seasoned Skillet
Burial Beer Co.

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #585
ABV:
14%
Score:
94
Ranked #4,016
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 7.87%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
36
From:
Burial Beer Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  13
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: A blend of multiple vintages of our beloved stout aged in Bourbon Barrels. 50% 18 month aged stout and 50% 6 month old stout. Aged with Counter Culture Coffee after blending.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 36 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on 5/8/20; consumed on 12/7/20

Pours a clean, oily black hue with vague, light mahogany hues at the surface and a brief half-finger of almost creamy, khaki foam dissipating to no cap, a thin, inconsistent collar, and no lacing holding firmly to the walls of the glass.

Aroma features an earthy, medium-roast coffee and milky baker's chocolate upfront with touches of oak and bourbon interwoven delicately, though deep in the backdrop of the bouquet; burnt caramel, touches of tobacco, black cherry, and dusty cocoa synchronize/alternate fluidly over time.

Taste brings forth a steady, thoroughly intertwined milk chocolate and coffee roast as the profile builds to a pinnacle of rounded, maintained, oaky bourbon over the mid-palate, which imparts sweeter nuances of vanilla, caramel candies as it deepens with notes of burnt marshmallow, tinges of ashy malt, and rich bakers chocolate on the back end and through the finish.

Mouthfeel shows a medium body with a lower end carbonation giving in to a lighter mid-palate and vague slickness and char; slightly more heft develops firmly into the back end with an airy grit, while only mildly sticky textures are further supplemented with a moderate warming through the finish.

The bourbon barrel in this coffee-dominant stout is decidedly light, integrated as a hush in the background though coursing through the entirety of the profile; ultimately, this level of easygoing balance only carries the totality of the beer so far, leaving it both comprehensively consistent and yet unable to impress itself enough to reach that next, truly memorable level in the style.

Dec 08, 2020
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2020 version at 14% ABV in a gold can. I thought this was pretty nice, the coffee flavor really came through nice on the palate, mild sweetness and bourbon barrel. Went back for more.

Jul 26, 2020
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Roguer from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear whiskey on the nose, along with chocolate and coffee, plenty of roast, and dough.

On the palate, this brew presents notes of chocolate, whiskey, and roast, and has a curious bacon maple finish - curious but quite lovely.

Sticky mouthfeel.

An absolutely lovely, nearly stunning beer.

Jan 18, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a fairly dark brown, nearly black, with a small head and not much lacing.

This smells like caramel-forward coffee, chocolate, and slight roast.

This is extremely thin, but the coffee flavor is really nice. There's lots of of caramel and chocolate here, too, with some slight roast. It's mostly sweet, but very tasty nonetheless.

As mentioned above, this is quite thin. I'd prefer it to be a bit chewier. The carbonation level is low.

This has a lot of the same characteristics as Skillet Donut- very thin but still delicious.

Sep 24, 2017
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strohme2 from Michigan

4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 750ml bottle, poured into tulip. Split with Mrs Strohme2. Poured a deep, dark brown, you could say it's black.
Off white fluffy and large bubbled head, lasting and lacing.

The nose is malted milk ball, coffee with milk and sugar, char and oak.

Milk chocolate, sweetened cold press coffee, oak, bourbon, coconut and oats fill my mouth. Licorice and anise make a small appearance too. The base beer is full of coffee, here, not as much. I'd like a bigger bourbon and wood prescence.

The body is silky smooth with a drying finish. My only complaint is it's a tad thin. Too bad for this stout.
Overall this beer is wonderful and unique. Glad to have tried.

Sep 18, 2017
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Beerse from Georgia

4.96/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

So I don't know where some of the other relatively low reviews come from, but as someone who has sampled well over 1K stouts I can say that the 2017 version of this was fantastic. Many people, including a number of beer writers, thought that this beer was among the top few beers at the 2017 Shelton Brothers Festival - and there was no shortage of world class beers there. I've not generally been a big Burial fan, but good lord you've got to recognize excellence where you find it - amazing coffee and bourbon aroma (Willet barrels, I think), silky mouthfeel and deep molasses, lactose and roasty notes that come at you in waves. Damn.

Aug 31, 2017
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IMFletcher from Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour -- great looking and a nose of straight coffee. Compared to the base, the barrel really tames the coffee from espresso strength to diner strength, and adds some barrel notes, but at only 9%, there's not much actual bourbon flavor here. Finished smooth, but a bit thin.

Jun 20, 2016
Seasoned Skillet from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 36 ratings