Seasoned Skillet
Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #544
Ranked #2,426
4.31 | pDev: 7.66%
Sep 14, 2021
May 29, 2016
Seasoned SkilletSeasoned Skillet
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.
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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

2017 bottle (seems a good enough place to write it up). Poured into a teku

pours a clear pour and deep brown in the class not jet black, looks more like barley wine
faint light roast coffee and licorice
taste toffee, raisin, and licorice.

Overall for the age it was great sipper would have been fun to with a side by side with fresh but held up well and no off flavors.

Sep 14, 2021
4.41 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 04, 2021
4.31 by robotic_being from Florida on Jun 11, 2021
4.5 by lebriarjr from North Carolina on Jan 21, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

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
4.5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania on Aug 20, 2020
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4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by aasher from Indiana

The 2020 release was magical and was easily the best beer I've ever had from Burial.

Aug 10, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ArrogantB from Colorado

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
4.48 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Jul 25, 2020
4.33 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Jun 30, 2020
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5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by pathman from Ohio

6/4/19 draft @ Burial

Dec 01, 2019
4.5 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin on May 30, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Roguer from Connecticut

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
4.41 by Kdouble from Tennessee on Dec 30, 2018
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Nov 05, 2018
4.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Oct 22, 2018
4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Oct 20, 2018
4.19 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Oct 12, 2018
3.79 by xdtfx from Illinois on Jul 12, 2018
3.55 by baklo from North Carolina on Dec 25, 2017
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by GreesyFizeek from New York

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
3.83 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Sep 21, 2017
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4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by strohme2 from Michigan

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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4.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Beerse from Georgia

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
4.59 by Bum4ever from California on Aug 27, 2017
4.18 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jul 10, 2017
3.75 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Jun 18, 2017
4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jun 11, 2017
4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina on Jun 07, 2017
4.49 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Aug 06, 2016
4.5 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Jun 25, 2016
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4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by IMFletcher from Kentucky

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
4 by Immortale25 from North Carolina on Jun 15, 2016
4.71 by KingEdward from North Carolina on Jun 08, 2016
4.75 by mattycasey from Massachusetts on Jun 04, 2016
4.57 by Benjammin107 from North Carolina on May 31, 2016
4.79 by Kbase13 from Ohio on May 31, 2016
4.44 by mmcurran from North Carolina on May 29, 2016
3.9 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on May 29, 2016
Seasoned Skillet from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 39 ratings