Sasquatch - Balcones Barrel-Aged
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
10.3%
Score:
91
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 8.54%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
30
From:
903 Brewers
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  10
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Photo of Sabtos
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Black with hints of red hues, topped with a large foamy tan head that settles to a fuzzy blanket leaving minor bubbly lace.

Smell is moderately deep and dark roasted malt, almost suggesting coffee, with chocolate wafer and cocoa dusted nuts.

Barrel comes in on the flavor immediately, but not harshly, providing a little liquor aged vanilla bean, oak and light peppery bourbon that seems to actually brighten up the dark, roasty aromas I was expecting to taste on the palate. I get a little raisin and chocolate, but it's not as deep as the nose would suggest.

Feel is round, medium to full, with a frothy fizz and cola finish.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Apr 15, 2017
Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of bourbon, oak, vanilla and chocolate. Sweet toffee, caramel with bourbon, char and vanilla taste.

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zeff80 from Missouri, Oct 15, 2016
Photo of Furlinator
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A huge beige head erupts immediately and remains as a thick cap and ring on top and leaves thick strands of lace. The smell is of cocoa, earth, minerals and faint coffee. The taste follows with sweet cocoa, vanilla, oak and subtle coffee. Full texture with crisp carbonation.

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Furlinator from California, Sep 13, 2016
Photo of Adamgibbens
4.86/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This has to be the most underrated bourbon stout out there. The balcones barrels adds such an amazing depth to the beer with an abv that won't burn your mouth out. Try to go for batch no.2

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Photo of Stevem68
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark chocolate color with a light tan head. Aroma is chocolate roasted malts. Flavor rich and chocolaty. Has a bit of sweetness but not much barrel present. Has a smooth silky feel and overall very delicious. I wouldn't call this a barrel aged but overall delicious.

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Photo of ccg
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great-looking beer. One inch of foam on the initial pour. Slowly settles into a fairly dense layer of tiny bubbles with pretty exceptional lacing.
Smells is lots of milk and vanilla. Hint of earthy spice, almost like tequila in the background.
Flavor is mostly milk chocolate, with some whisky in the middle, and just a hint of bitter hops at the end.
Nice, soft feel through mid-palate, but it somehow seems to float away at the end.
It's quite a tasty dessert beer.

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ccg from District of Columbia, Mar 03, 2016
Photo of GreatStoutman
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016, batch one. Pours black and oily from bomber. Couple finger dark-tan head settles out, but sticks around with a nice layer on top of pitch black body.

Smell is sweet vanilla and some hints of whiskey.

Taste starts with vanilla and some chocolate then transitions into mild whiskey flavors. Very sweet and lacking in bitterness, but the balance between the malts and the whiskey is very well done.

Feels medium to full bodied, and very oily. Not much carbonation to speak of, but its nice and chewy.

Overall, I really like this. Its a departure from the typical bourbon barrel stout and the whiskey flavors might not be for everyone, but they meld really nicely with the chocolate milk stout. My primary critique would be a lack of bitterness to balance the sweetness and it finishes a little early, but those are subtle faults to me.

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Sasquatch - Balcones Barrel-Aged from 903 Brewers
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 30 ratings