Barrel Aged Imperial Awakening
Angry Chair Brewing

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Angry Chair Brewing
Florida, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.46 | pDev: 4.48%
Sep 03, 2019
Mar 10, 2017
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans, And A Touch Of Coffee
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
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
Rated: 4.25 by Bum4ever from California

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Eziel from Ohio

May 25, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by MTKATL from Georgia

May 21, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by TCOlson from Minnesota

Mar 19, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Jan 27, 2019
Rated: 4 by rossracing from Illinois

Jan 08, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by maltznhopz from Nevada

Dec 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
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
Rated: 4.64 by kreg02 from Illinois

Sep 24, 2018
Rated: 4.51 by LloydDobler from Indiana

Sep 14, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
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
Rated: 4.49 by fthegiants from California

Aug 02, 2018
Rated: 4.77 by thampel09 from New Jersey

Jul 25, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Jul 22, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by user785335 from Florida

Jul 18, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by Kavinci from California

Jul 14, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jul 09, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Jul 01, 2018
Barrel Aged Imperial Awakening from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 27 ratings