Sherry Barrel Aged Ink
Rhinegeist Brewery

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 11%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
25
From:
Rhinegeist Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  7
Gots
  6
SCORE
92
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Photo of KSOZE
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delicious barrel aged offering from Rhinegeist. Aged only 3 months in Sherry barrels from Meier's wine cellars. Great blend of barrel character and the positives of the base beer (which I was NOT a fan of). The highlights of chocolate and coffee come through from the base, with dare I say a bit of maple added from the Sherry? Quite unique.

The beer still a tad thin, however, which I have to knock it for. Still, great first official offering from Rhinegeist's barrel program - impressive seeing as their forte is in hoppy beers.

Much deserving of that Silver GABF medal.

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Photo of spycow
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jsurfs82
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.09/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The thinness and carbonation are way off here. Calling a beer "Ink" should indicate that the beer is dark and viscous.. This just isn't. But.. The smell and flavor are really really good. I just wish it had the mouthfeel and viscosity of a proper stout.

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Photo of whitenads
4.66/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NJB145
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevBot89
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Halfbrother83
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The opening of this bottle is accompanied by a loud hiss(almost a crack). Brown foam erupts from the spout, splashing on my back porch. My first pour, along with all pours to follow, were capped with tons of unwanted foam. It all takes a few minutes to settle, but it's worth it. The nose is sweet and the presence of the sherry is definitely there. However, the taste reveals almost no barrel or sherry to note. I assume the base stout must be decent because this is pretty tasty. As it warms the woodieness comes around a bit but other than that it is a nice sweet stout w/bitter chocolate. Very thin feel with decent carbonation. I would have loved to try this fresh, because im pretty sure that at this point it is a shell of what it was at its prime. After initial thoughts that this could be infected, I'm glad that it wasn't off(it just appeared that way). I like this brewery and hope to try more of their barrel aged offerings in the future.

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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.06/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thin paint thinner...no thanks

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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.57/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BPMeyer27
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tshanahan
3.17/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sherry Barrel Aged Ink from Rhinegeist Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 25 ratings