Barrel Aged Imperial Awakening
Angry Chair Brewing

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #346
ABV:
11%
Score:
94
Ranked #3,206
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 4.47%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
27
From:
Angry Chair Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  10
Gots
  1
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans, And A Touch Of Coffee
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 27 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Expecting nothing less, this has a syrupy black pour, which builds a somewhat persistent unevenly fluffy tan head that quickly settles to a thin film and bubbly collar over a glossy marble black body.

Feel is less thick than it looks, as the silky medium-light body amptly delivers bourbon soaked date and fig with vanilla creme, mocha, chocolate wafer and sticky glassy cashew almond toffee.

The sparse bubbly carbonation comes to a semi-sticky slightly warmingly sharp swallow, bringing up notes of maple and sassafras.

A massive leap over the non-barrel aged imperial base.

Sep 03, 2019
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Viscous and dark on the pour with a thin tan head. Faint cinnamon, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate were all there on the nose. The taste totally surpassed my expectations after the aroma. The cinnamon was there but framed the rest of the beer and did not dominate. Vanilla, bourbon, faint coffee, and chocolate. The bourbon mixed so well with the sweetness of the stout, like a dessert cocktail. Thick but not overly sweet. Outstanding. Best use of cinnamon I've seen in a while.

Jul 06, 2019
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Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I was ready for over the top sweet and I’m not a huge pasty stout fan but this delivered . Yes it sweet like brownie batter but it not over the top and coffee and roast is all there in layers

Nov 25, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a glossy and inky looking black, with a small dark brown head, and not much lacing.

This smells like cinnamon frosting, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, silky and earthy bourbon, oak, molasses, and chocolate fudge.

This is one of the better Angry Chair beers I've had. Most of them have been too sweet, but this has a lot of other things going on temper the sweetness. The cinnamon helps add an earthy spiciness, some roast, earthy and licorice-y coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, toasted oak, and a hint of bourbon. There's more barrel to this than some of the other beetus bombs I've had from this brewery.

This is thick, creamy, and a little bit syrupy, with a typical level of carbonation for a big stout, and a surprising level of drinkability.

This is probably my favorite beer I've had from Angry Chair so far. This is very excellent.

Aug 30, 2018
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The_Snow_Bird from Florida

4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark beer with no head. Can smell nothing but bourbon and coffee, great combination! Coffee hits you as soon as you taste it. Very sweet, with a hint on roasted malts at the end.

Mar 10, 2017
Barrel Aged Imperial Awakening from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 27 ratings