Rocky Road - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Angry Chair Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
98
Avg:
4.69 | pDev: 4.9%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
64
From:
Angry Chair Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  38
Gots
  3
SCORE
98
World-Class
Notes: Imperial sweet stout with cacao nibs, marshmallow and walnuts, aged in bourbon barrels
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 64 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Green Session. Smells like chocolate pralines, fudge, chocolate cream and hazelnuts. Taste is sweet, desserty, like a chocolate and hazelnut croissant filling. Bitter nutty finish.

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Photo of mattsmith413
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not many beers I have had can you individually get all the components of what makes up the flavor profile. Good alcohol heat on the back end as well...Highly suggest this one!!!!

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Photo of IAmThird
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is as we say just stupid. Stupid good that is. This is by far my favorite BA sweet stout produced/created by Ryan, Ben and Shane. Great beer...the nut notes are backed by a chocolate/fudge hammer that has the vanilla of the barrel just balancing it all out right. Talk about just drink the ice cream down!

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.96/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: pours thick and pitch black with a small brown head that fades fast.
S: omg! Fudge bomb! Huge deep rich chocolate, vanilla sweetness and smooth barrel aroma.
T: unreal! This is just like the nose and like the name suggests. Ba rocky road ice cream in a glass. The fudge/ chocolate is off the chain. Nice vanilla sweetness on the back half and through the finish.
F: thick, coating and oh so smooth.
O: this beer is amazing. Ever so slight down tick because it is not as thick nor as big of barrel as say derivations, but this is a chocolate and vanilla explosion.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark black body, slight cola brown hue, one finger white head, short retention and a fair bit of lacing. Smell is massive chocolate and marshmallow, with a fair bit of nuttiness. Lots of chocolate fudge. It literally smells like the ice cream flavour would. A mild amount of whiskey as well, but the nose is primarily chocolate fudge, in the most authentic way possible. Flavour is Rocky Road ice cream with a shot of bourbon poured over it. That's pretty much all there is to it- the vanilla/marshmallow adds a nice counter sweetness to the chocolate fudge, cocoa and the nuttiness adds a nice dimension on top. Mouthfeel is medium fuller bodied, creamy with appropriate carbonation, slightly thin than expected. Overall, a very nice and big pastry stout that is essentially like drinking liquid ice cream.

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Photo of Benish
4.82/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Poured highly viscous and thick charcoal black color with just little head.

Smell: smells like a freakin hot fudge sundae! It so sweet with huge notes of vanilla and chocolate intermingled together. Then there's the marshmallows and just faint notes of toasted walnuts. Did not pick up much of the bourbon though. But that's okay, I'm just blown away by the aromas of all the adjuncts.

Taste: again, mind blown. It's hot fudge sundae in a glass. Its really hard to get more specific than that. So chocolatey and sweet with marshmallows, vanilla ice cream, and walnuts. At room temperature the bourbon became more noticeable as well as the walnuts. Not much alcohol warmth until the very finish. Some beers in the market are so sickly sweet however this beer makes the exception; while its sweet, its unique flavors are balanced and easy to appreciate.

Mouthfeel: thick and full-bodied. Smooth, creamy, not so harsh.

Overall: a one of a kind beer. Never expected this to smell and taste like a hot fudge sundae. The flavors really stand up to its name of the beer!

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Photo of Sabtos
4.14/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This fatboy pastry stout is a deeper black than the BA Fionn sitting next to it, but again has its head quickly smashed out of existence by its sludgy body, leaving slick, sticky brown legs above the dark brown edge.

The smell really nails the inspiration at first as walnut collides with marshmallow and a toasty roasty chocolate. However, notes of charred barrel bring with them an almost funky, musty wood that's nutty with age and waxiness.

Flavor is a dessert wasteland. Waffle cone stuffed with melty marshmallow fluff pocked by walnut dotted chocolate fudge and marzipan. There's actually a little bourbon heat in the swallow of this full bodied, luscious Stout that's a little too sweet, leaving your lips sticky long after the semi-dry finish. What just happened to my world?

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Rocky Road - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 64 ratings