Seasoned Skillet
Burial Beer Co.

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #698
Ranked #5,416
4.29 | pDev: 8.39%
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
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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: 5 | Ratings: 29 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Roguer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of Beerse
4.96/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Seasoned Skillet from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 29 ratings