Modem Tones - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Vanilla
Modern Times Beer

Modem Tones - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - VanillaModem Tones - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Vanilla
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Modern Times Beer
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #34
Ranked #139
4.56 | pDev: 7.89%
Dec 15, 2023
Dec 30, 2017
Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans
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Rated: 4.66 by jhavs from New York

Dec 15, 2023
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Rated by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Near perfect, had in 2019
Nov 11, 2023
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Reviewed by Beersnake from California

4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Modern Times Fermentorium. Pours black with pretty much zero head. The nose is phenomenal. Tons of vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate, and bourbon. The taste follows, with massive amounts of vanilla leading the way. Just a lovely viscous stout.
Sep 26, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by IanX from New York

Aug 21, 2023
Rated: 4.76 by beersgud from Kansas

Jul 16, 2023
Rated: 4.51 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2023
Rated: 4.68 by bsuedekum from Missouri

Mar 09, 2023
Rated: 4.88 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Juggerr from New York

Mar 02, 2023
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Reviewed by woemad from Washington

4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz can courtesy of Dimidiata. Been sitting on it for a bit, and decided it would be an excellent Valentine for myself.

Poured into a snifter, it was the color of the mood of Philadelphia Eagles fans right now. Virtually no head besides a very thin line of tan bubbles around the rim. Not a great looking beer, but it's not surprising considering how strong it is.

As expected, it smells like a big Stout brewed with the adjunct ingredients of vanilla and bourbon barrels, with an unexpected touch of what smells like Graham crackers. Smells like a luscious dessert.

Tastes like it smells, but better. It's not a subtle beer, but you don't drink beers like this for subtlety. The bourbon Barrel flavor is fairly mellow and refined, and the vanilla is at a level that melts well with that, unlike a lot of beers I've had with vanilla added to it. That Graham crackery thing I noticed in the nose is present in the taste as well. I do not believe any graham crackers were abused in the making of this beer, perhaps it's a byproduct of the vanilla and bourbon mixing. It is utterly delicious, that's for sure.

Fairly creamy mouth feel, body is somewhere between medium and full.

This is a glorious dessert beer. Perhaps also my last from Modern Times. But, hey, they're going out on a high note with me. Thanks, Christine!
Feb 15, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Jan 25, 2023
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Look - Black thick nice tan rimmin and lacin
Smell & Taste - loads of barrel along with really nice vanilla and chocolate
Feel - thick and creamy with a light carb
Ovrall - fantastic and a must have
Jan 11, 2023
Rated: 4.58 by Jkolls from Ohio

Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 4.83 by RamonaBeer from California

Jan 03, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by clay23 from New York

Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Sandis from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2020 version poured from a 22oz. bottle into a snifter at home on 12/4/2021. For a vanilla lover like myself, the vanilla aroma and flavor as well as the viscosity of this beer is wonderful.
Oct 14, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by timmy2b from New York

Aug 30, 2022
Rated: 4.74 by Eziel from Ohio

Aug 29, 2022
Rated: 4.81 by Shogun250 from Vermont

Aug 23, 2022
Modem Tones - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Vanilla from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 151 ratings