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

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4.63/5
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50 Ratings
Modem Tones - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - VanillaModem Tones - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Vanilla
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
moderntimesbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#188
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
50
pDev:
4.75%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by WolverineFan1243:
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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

More User Reviews:
Photo of rand
4.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber into a snifter

Sludgy, crude oil-looking beverage, Modem Tones looks as rich and viscous as a brew can get. Decadent, dessert-like bouquet, with distinct notes of caramel and vanilla and oak. Vanilla-rush at the front of the sip, bourbon and caramel notes in tow. Suggestions of tobacco and oak work to dry the palate, as its weighty complexion leaves a chewy, milky coating across your palate.

Modem Tones is all that you want in a barrel-aged sipper - sweet and nuanced and appropriately boozy. I'd heard this was good but it's better than expected - hope they can find room for brews like this through the hazy IPA obsession.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imyourhero21
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobstockwell
4.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had at modern times Dtla . Great taste, thick syrup fudgie goodness

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Photo of johnInLA
4.57/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waltonc
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DefenCorps
4.36/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Modern Times PDX.

Black with a thin brown head that falls off rapidly leaving little lacing this looks solid. The nose is sweet with vanilla, dark brown sugar, bourbon, and plenty of syrupy sweetness. Milk chocolate, chocolate ganache, dark chocolate syrup, dark honey, there's layers of sweetness here. The palate is sweet and rather thick with honey, syrup, vanilla, chocolate syrup, chocolate ganache, thick and decadent. Vanilla and bourbonare quite prominent. Sweet and syrupy on the finish, though there is a mild grainy bitterness that tempers the sweetness. Quite wonderfully structured. Alcohol is noticeable but well integrated, lending a minty note.

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Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kingjohnh
4.74/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of taospowder
4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eternal218
4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottiethebody
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DVMin98
4.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spark3148857
4.61/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RealDeal
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.78/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.78/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GeneralBurden
4.84/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thick black pour forms a gorgeous tan head that dissipates slowly.
Intoxicating aroma! Vanilla, whiskey, tobacco.
Thick and chewy mouthfeel. Not sticky or overly sweet.
Vanilla and bourbon are the dominate flavors followed by dark chocolate.
Overall very boozy without being hot. A lingering delight of tastes on the palate. Imparts that warm, fuzzy feeling of a good buzz. Delicious!

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Photo of Dactrius
4.52/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Modem Tones - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Vanilla from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 50 ratings