The Adjunct Trail - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Angry Chair Brewing

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #104
Ranked #577
4.77 | pDev: 6.92%
Angry Chair Brewing
Florida, United States
Notes: Collaboration with Prairie Artisinal Ales

Bourbon barrel-aged imperial sweet stout with coconut, hazelnut, and coffee.
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap for TBBW 2021 “Sorta Rad” Event.

2020 Vintage. Thick Nutella bomb. Crazy adjuncts, with coconut more restrained but really coming out on the tail. Barrel is great, with a roasty bitterness and touch of oak on the palate; good heat on the finish. If you like hazelnut this will blow your mind.

Mar 12, 2021
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and no lace. Aroma is mostly hazelnut with some coffee and booze as well. Thick, sticky, a woody smoothness and large amounts of hazelnut in this beer give it a nutty taste and slick feel as well. Has a touch of lactic sweetness (assume the coconut making itself known) and there's a touch of coffee that allows the beer to be dry and maintain balance. A dry, slightly boozy finish complements beer and it is an easy sipper to relax with.

Dec 09, 2020
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.54/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Having this after the Starry Noche just showed how rough this beer is. Excessively sweet, nearly undrinkably so. Lots of sweet chocolate syrup, coconut, hazelnut, but in a unrefined way. Moderate coffee but unfocused. Big and flabby mouthfeel. This is like Nutella, and not in a good way, while the starry Noche was an artisan version of the same.

Oct 04, 2020
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First I need to offer up a disclaimer as I had this beer in 90+ degree humid outdoor setting. Not exactly the ideal conditions to enjoy a big adjunct stout. The beer has a very "nut" forward aroma. I thought it was peanut butter I was smelling at first until I saw the label said hazelnut. The taste is super sweet. Not really picking up the bourbon nor coffee that much but the butteriness of the coconut is present as/is sweet chocolate and the hazelnut. A very good big stout. I'm sure if I had this on a cold winter night, it would get a higher rating from me.

Jul 21, 2020
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Futbolmanby from Michigan

4.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had onsite only during Xmas season
Sinply the best beer they have ever made

Sweet, coconut, hazelnut orgasm in ur mouth... it’s honestly amazing and beast BAIGCCS

May 06, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank 11/23/19 @ Golgi Apparatus.

Look, this is SWEET as hell...but if you like hazelnut & coffee, you're going to find a lot to like in this beer. I didn't get much coconut, but I wasn't complaining.

Nov 25, 2019
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Was lucky to get to try this, it was really great. Hazelnut was the most prominent flavor, thick mouthfeel and the ABV didn't have a burn to it. Overall an excellent pastry stout and a nice intro for me to Angry Chair stouts.

Sep 28, 2019
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gibgink from Missouri

5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was a real eye opener, and that is meant both literally and figuratively. Share on 6-8-19. Pours Angry Chair black, and the hazelnut is very strong on the nose. The flavor profile is what really makes this beer killer in my opinion. All flavors are present and detectable on the palate, but also at different times of the tasting process. The hazelnut hits first, followed by coffee, that this fades into a coconut/barrel sweet finish. This beer really impressed me.

Jun 17, 2019
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GreatStoutman from Texas

4.94/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely perfect blending of the adjuncts. Mostly sweet, with hazelnut in front, coconut comes in next and then just the right amount of coffee. Feel is creamy and thick. Amazing

May 05, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Angry Chair kills it with nuts, and the creamy hazelnut here is just as divine as in Fionn, which then swirls into slick chocolate syrup that seems to be made slightly sweeter by the barrel, adding a red fruit heat in the finish. The fresh coconut is herbal and softly toasted, more present here than the non-ba bottle I'd had prior, and the crisp, thin but bubbly carbonation somehow runs into a satisfyingly powder dry yet warming finish. Sweeeeeet! ...meant in three ways: in taste, how awesome it is overall, and that I actually got to try this, multiple times at that!

Mar 18, 2019
The Adjunct Trail - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 36 ratings