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
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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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 kerry4porters:
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kerry4porters from Arizona

4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great taste of cocoa and bourbon originally had it aged for a few months so the bourbon and coa melded together perfectly and had a nice little kick from the chillies jet black and viscous as hell closer to drinkable syrup was so good
Fresh is not as smooth blenbd of flavors and this is the latest batch so I don't think they had the same barrels available. Still a smooth BA Imperial stout and nice robust flavor.

Sep 01, 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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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
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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
Barrel Aged American Presidential Stout from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 48 ratings