Ultra Violence - Barrel-Aged
Angry Chair Brewing

Ultra Violence - Barrel-AgedUltra Violence - Barrel-Aged
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Angry Chair Brewing
Florida, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #984
Ranked #6,221
4.22 | pDev: 7.35%
Jan 08, 2023
Nov 22, 2018
Aged for 32 months in Weller bourbon barrels, which we added Mexican vanilla beans to, then finished for 6 months in vanilla extract former bourbon barrels. We added Vanuatu vanilla beans and vanillin. This beer tops out at just over 5lbs per barrel of vanilla and comes in at 11.5%.
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
All vanilla on the nose. The palate is distinctly different, with a surprisingly solid barrel character. Oak, chocolate, bourbon flavors. Vanilla takes a backseat. Really enjoyed this with temp.
Jan 08, 2023
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
2022 vintage (released on 3/4/2022); consumed on 12/14/2022

Pours a viscous black silk, with zero hope of head forming atop a seemingly still surface, stark and void of any cap, collar, or lacing; some legs do trickle intermittently down the walls of the glass.

Aromas rife with vanilla cake batter sport a limited sensation of underlying dark fruits, while a burgeoning undertone of coconut creme pie eases to milk chocolate contrasted with subtler chocolate wafer, caramel, and hints of oak.

Taste offers roasty cacao against a tannic dark fruit inflection upfront, leaving lush vanilla beans filtered through prickly roast over the mid-palate as tangy bourbon on the back end fades to a dark chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel brings a full body and virtually no carbonation, resulting in creamy textures to contrast a soft barrel astringency feeding into warmth past the mid-palate; a vague pseudo-char on the back end finds wispy booziness through the swallow.

Angry Chair, true to form: a visceral and direct experience with unbridled adjuncting; indulgence backfires a bit here, as the profile itself remains underdeveloped, though the overall presentation attenuates sweetness to a largely enjoyable, fun sweet stout.
Dec 15, 2022
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle. Black oil color. Tan head.

Tons of tannins and dark dried fruits. Big vanilla. Chocolate and fudge. Wet oak. Whiskey in the finish. Figs and molasses.

Full bodied but not super thick.

Honestly, the excessive tannins and fruit made this not as enjoyable as I’d like. Still pretty solid.
Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 4.47 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Sep 16, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jan 23, 2022
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Ooured a black body with minimal head and no lace. Aroma comes across mainly as booze and vanilla. Smooth beer yet thick with a slightly boozy and vanilla ice cream taste. Booze is well-hidden and this beer is worth trying.
Apr 12, 2021
Rated: 4 by aasher from Indiana

Mar 19, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Oct 01, 2019
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Apr 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
This beer is a wild roller coaster. Super woody barrel easily intermingles with tons of vanilla. The oakiness then becomes herbal and smoky, but then brownie batter smacks you in the face as the slick, silky body is adjusted by a bubbly, thin carbonation that finishes almost tongue scratchingly dry. Hot chocolate and a rye whiskey or even spiced rum exhale brings out Tootsie Roll in this super warming beer.
Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by SFC21 from Florida

Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Mar 11, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 11, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jan 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Grackos from Florida

4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
2018 bottle, which is better than draft version.

Black as sin. Smells like vanilla and chocolate. Tastes like a lot of vanilla with some chocolate in the back. It is very thiccc. Not alcoholic at all. Very good and not too sweet like some of their other beers.
Nov 30, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Nov 30, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by user785335 from Florida

Nov 29, 2018
Ultra Violence - Barrel-Aged from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 17 ratings