Vastness Of Space - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
California, United States
cellarmakerbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We aged our Imperial Stout for 13 months in 3 Breckenridge Rye Whiskey Barrels and 1 Eagle Rare 10yr Barrel and blended the 4 barrels. The resulting beer is very viscous, chewy and bourbon forward with notes of coconut, vanilla and spice.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#248
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
73
pDev:
5.73%
 
 
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23
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by mctizzz:
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4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Pliny_the_Self-righteous
3.73/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft @ CM Taproom. Pours black in color with minimal tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon and oak. Body is thick and chewy. Taste is Bourbon, roasted malt with hints of vanilla. Average BBA Imp Stout.

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Photo of Mikaveli
4.07/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourdog
4.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.23/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fetusonfire
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Smells like maple syrup and dark chocolate. Viscous mouthfeel with similar flavored, with a touch of oak at the end. Wonderful beer, well done cellarmaker.

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Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of spark3148857
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big bourbon, chocolate, vanilla up front with coffee and roasty undertones in the aroma. Silky smooth with lots of chocolate, coconut, and vanilla in the taste. Delightful as it warms. Milk chocolate and rye whiskey meld perfectly at the back end of the palate. 13 months in quality barrels did wonders for an already great base beer. Closest comparison is GI BCBS which is quite a favorable comparison. Well done again Cellarmaker.

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4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of funjack5150
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice beer!

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4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSecaida
4.89/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JonnyRebel
4.84/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rand
4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tap a Toro SD, into a small goblet.

Molasses/coffee aromas with maple-y, vanilla flavors, beer is dangerously balanced and drinkable. Reminding me of the Bourbon County line, with a little more of an earthy bend. Closes with a relatively dry, dark chocolate finish.

Outstanding brew, drink up if you can find it.

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4.87/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was the best beer I had this night. Exactly what I was looking for. All the right notes. Superb!

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4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap at the brewery
Extremely Small fizzy dark head, pitch black thick beer.

Nose is awesome, loads of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla barrel, roasted malt, fudge caramel, nougat marshmallow candy, dark chocolate candy bar and sweet bourbon juice, a little coconut barrel, reminds me of one of the famous great barrel aged imp stouts but can't remember which, maybe black Tuesday?

Taste more of the same, tons of bourbon barrel juice, like bourbon juice, vanilla barrel, toasted coconut and baking spices from the barrel, loads of dark chocolate cocoa, fudge, little color dough, some alcohol flavor, candy bar toffee caramel nougat, little roast and char. Finishes a bit sticky, little more tingly alcohol, lingering bourbon cocoa and barrel notes. So much bourbon juice, I would have given this a 4.75 if the alcohol flavor and tingle wasn't so strong.

Mouth is fuller bod, thick rich creamy chewy, decent carb, tingly alcohol

Overall a really good beer, great base beer, great barrel characters, just a bit hot on the alcohol

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4.38/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Vastness Of Space - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 73 ratings