Barrel Aged American Presidential Stout
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #318
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #2,167
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 6.59%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
48
From:
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
 
Arizona, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  27
Gots
  1
SCORE
95
World-Class
Notes: This is the version sold in growlers and on tap at the pub. It is a blend of Pappy Van Winkle, Buffalo Trace and rye whiskey barrels.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Knapp85:
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a rich oily black color with a decent brown head on top. The smell of the beer is chocolaty and sweet with a bit of oak in there. The taste of the beer is a little sweet with a good amount of vanilla and chocolate with some roasted bitterness. The feel of the beer is full bodied. Overall this beer is very nice.

Jul 14, 2014
More User Reviews:
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GoffmanvsDuffman from Arizona

4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 30, 2020
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 13, 2019
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n2pux from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Jun 16, 2014
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Jul 15, 2014
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 21, 2015
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ygtbsm94 from Utah

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Aug 25, 2014
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mendvicdog from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Sep 05, 2014
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yourefragile from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Aug 10, 2014
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler sent to me by my awesome brother-in-law, who went to the release and hooked me up with two growlers of this coveted beer with next to no notice.

The beer appears dark brown with a thin, oily tan head that leaves a sheet of lacing cascading down the walls of the snifter. Aromas include oak, roast, chocolate, vanilla, a touch of coffee, and a prominent rye whiskey presence. The rye whiskey barrel character seems to dominate the Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace components just a bit. The beer is remarkably smooth and light on the palate. Light warming heat with a mild tannic note in the finish. Lingering rye bread and whiskey on the palate. Overall, this is really solid and I find it a bit of a departure from the typical barrel-aged stout.

Jun 11, 2014
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spycow from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 27, 2015
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wethorseblanket from California

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grenade growler shared by Kevin - thanks.

A: Pours black with reddish highlights with a thin (1/4-inch) tan head which settles to the rim and leaves a few spots of lace.

N: Roasty, dark cocoa powder, grainy, smokey, ash, oak.

T: Follows nose with some layered coffee, pepper and vanilla notes.

M: Full body and light carbonation. Thick, milky, oily, smooth and rich finish.

O: Well done. The 3 bourbons meld well together with none dominating and each contributing to an overall lovely mix.

Jul 14, 2014
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 18, 2019
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klipper from Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Jul 18, 2014
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xenjoiii from New York

4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just happen to be in town for a wedding! On tap at the brewery - poured into a snifter at 30 degrees, and sat for a while until it came up considerably in temperature.

A: Pitch black with one finger of tan/khaki head.

S: Light aroma of mesquite smoke and jalapeño pepper, chocolate and bourbon.

T: Huge notes of chocolate up front; light spiciness from the jalapeño; and oak, vanilla and mild bourbon character. Near perfection.

M: Light carbonation and full bodied - right to style.

O: This unique take on an RIS easily stands among the best that I've had.

Jun 05, 2014
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bsuedekum from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Jun 06, 2014
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Beer21 from Florida

4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oct 18, 2015
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 29, 2017
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sep 26, 2016
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AlexChillton from Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Jun 03, 2014
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EyePeeAyBryan from Arizona

4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Feb 16, 2016
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kevindp9 from Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Jun 07, 2014
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SocalKicks from California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Jun 11, 2014
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agentzigzag from Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +8%

Jul 29, 2014
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 18, 2016
Barrel Aged American Presidential Stout from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 48 ratings