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Death & Taxes - Barrel-Aged | Taxman Brewing Co.

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4.35/5
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51 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Taxman Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
taxmanbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
51
pDev:
5.75%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
25
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Opaque black body, straight solid, with light tan head, very quick to fade, and no lacing.

S - Strong nose of barrel and vanilla, alcohol, chocolate and mocha, a touch of char. Superb.

T - Follows the nose, with booze and barrel, dark fruit and chocolate, and a finish of malt and ash. Very well built.

M - Not a lot of carbonation, perhaps not so surprising given the age, and some warmth. The one knock is a slight cloying waxiness that mostly dissipates, but lingers a bit.

O - A solid example of the barrel aged brew, full and slightly sweet heaviness, but quite a bit more drinkable than some beers of this type. Solid.

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Photo of TBonez477
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of axf4129
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of braker649er
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled April 8, 2016. Marked Bottle #144--cool! Cellared and enjoyed May 5, 2017.

Somehow, I hadn't noticed the ABV before opening the bottle. I sure did after I opened it! This really did blend flavors of a dark belgian with a somewhat sweet BA stout.

L - very dark but with an intriguing, barely perceptible reddish tinge. Thin head once it settled.
S - Thar be tha booze. Wow, 13+ percent. I maybe wasn't prepared for this, but tried to make adjustments. :)
T - Flavors were the highlight. Some plumminess, some chocolate, a fair spoonful of sugar, some bourbon. Maybe the alcohol overpowered things for me on this night. Admittedly, I wasn't quite ready somehow for the inevitability of Death & Taxes!
O - good flavor, very robust, I was satisfied by this boozy brew. But for me the sting and the sweet overpowered a bit on this night.

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Photo of chippo33
3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of indybearsfan
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Its pitch black with much head retention. Big alcohol legs too.

The nice mix of bourbon, oak, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits and a hint of booze sweetness.

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Photo of dshansen1184
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaypeajus
4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks good. Small khaki ring, oily residue. Smells dif than any other stout I've had. Perhaps Belgium yeast? Taste-wow! Can't pinpoint what it is that's so good here. This is NOT 11.5%! Very apparent alcohol. Very good too. Feel is thin at front, sweet bitter at mid then lingers for a while. Overall not super complex to me but really good! Thanks noyoudidnt for the share!

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a black slightly see through on the outside. Minimal head that disappears. Aroma- chocolate, alcohol, lots of dark fruits, plum. Taste- dark chocolate, caramel, pretty heavy alcohol taste that lingers, some bitterness to this. A little cookie dough even. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth. Overall, this beer is pretty tasty. But a bit too bold in these flavors. Some things stand out a bit too much and just doesn't seem to meld well.

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Photo of rarigney
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of carlso_aw
4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Matthew for sharing!

Dark brown body with a soapy, wet sand hued collar. Aromas of brown sugar, cookies, molasses, chocolate. Perhaps a hint of cinnamon. Quite lovely. Medium bodied with a mild alcohol burn. Overall, terrific.

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Photo of coz
3.97/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brittanylicious
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monishbpatel
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is solid. I am not a big fan of Indiana breweries in general but this one is the real deal. The recent KBS i had in a bottle wasn't close to this.

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Photo of SourAddict
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drew26
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Death & Taxes - Barrel-Aged from Taxman Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 51 ratings