Flying Buffalo - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Griffin Claw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Griffin Claw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
griffinclawbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Hayes86 on 03-28-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,172
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
58
pDev:
5.85%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
22
Trade:
6
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
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4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
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4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, 2017 vintage bottling. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, fudge, marshmallow, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, licorice, raisin, plum, fig, smoke, oak char, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Touch of booze in the aroma as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, fudge, marshmallow, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, licorice, raisin, plum, fig, smoke, oak char, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Light roast bitterness and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, fudge, marshmallow, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, dark/brown bread, light molasses/dark fruit, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering roast bitterness and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness. Medium carbonation and full body; with very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is fantastic. Slight slickness, chalky roast, and oak tannins. Alcohol is very well hidden; a mildly increasing warmth of 14%, with minimal barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Perfectly balanced rich malt complexity and bourbon barrel integration. Never overly boozy, tannic, or drying. A highly enjoyable offering as expected from this year's flavored variations.

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4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
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3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
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4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
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4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
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4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
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4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
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4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
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4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
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Flying Buffalo - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Griffin Claw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 58 ratings