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

Modem Tones - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - VanillaModem Tones - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Vanilla
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From:
Modern Times Beer
 
California, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #41
ABV:
14.4%
Score:
100
Ranked #154
Avg:
4.55 | pDev: 8.35%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
118
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 16, 2022
Added:
Dec 30, 2017
Wants:
  35
Gots:
  10
SCORE
100
World-Class
Modem Tones - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - VanillaModem Tones - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Vanilla
Notes: Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans
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Rated: 4.6 by clay23 from New York

Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Sandis from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.9%
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
 
Rated: 4.66 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jun 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Mar 22, 2022
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz can. 2022.
Mar 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by boogerisu from Iowa

Mar 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Mar 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.77 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Mar 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by spersichilli from California

Mar 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by jschott75 from Illinois

Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.76/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This has a nearly perfect vanilla aroma to it, just so authentic, decadent, but not overly cloying, with dark chocolate, bourbon, dried black cherry, and coffee.

The vanilla treatment here is nearly perfect - reminds me of something like Vanilla Rye in its prime (not now). It's got that cake-like sweetness with a touch of dried cherry, just super authentic and not at all artificial. The base stout is super chocolatey, with some roast and a touch of coffee like bitterness, with some caramel and oak on top of it from the barrel.

This is thick bodied, sweet, decadent, but not overly so, with no booziness, and a very creamy smooth finish.

It's nice to see a simple take on a pastry stout done so well these days - sometimes all it takes is the expert use of one flavor.
Feb 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.44 by chippo33 from Vermont

Feb 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Feb 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Dicers from California

Feb 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by 22Blue from Kansas

Feb 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Argento from Rhode Island

Feb 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Dadthew from New York

Feb 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Feb 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by Hopelessly0 from California

Jan 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by mrtomatohead49 from Georgia

Jan 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.94 by mmoore9363 from Arizona

Jan 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Desp59 from Pennsylvania

Jan 12, 2022
 
Rated: 1 by Bugsmcl from Ohio

Jan 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.44 by notchucknorris from California

Jan 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by ragnar3 from Iowa

Jan 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Bum4ever from California

Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.59 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.66 by Griphon from Florida

Oct 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.64 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Sep 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.7 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Feb 26, 2021
Modem Tones - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Vanilla from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 137 ratings