BDCS | Ozark Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ozark Beer Co.
Arkansas, United States
ozarkbeercompany.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ARaces23 on 03-23-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
348
Reviews:
69
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
6.3%
 
 
Wants:
294
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2017 batch. Thanks to fellow BA member, DRRxH for the can.

Pours a thick, rich black with minimal head that vanishes but leaves a ring around the edge of the glass with some nice lacing.

Aroma is fruity dark chocolate as soon as you open the can. Bringing my nose closer I pick up some vanillay bourbon along with the chocolate.

Taste follows the nose with an immediate taste of dark chocolate, coffee, and slight berries (like you would taste when eating a bar of good dark chocolate). Roasty malts and some minimal bitterness follow mid way through leading to a long, smooth finish with some hints of vanilla from the whiskey barrel, but overall I don't taste or smell a lot of whiskey. The alcohol is nicely hidden.

Feel is semi-thick and slightly syrupy.

Overall this is a very good BA stout. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours very thick and very dark with a nice, thin, tan head that disappated quickly leaving small lacing.

The smell is chocolate from two feet away then tons of bourbon.
I'm not getting much beyond the chocolate and whiskey, but I'm not complaining.

The taste is bittersweet bakers chocolate and whiskey. Most of the reviews describe this beer as a bourbon soaked chocolate cake. I'm not getting a lot of sweetness that I would describe as cake, but more sweetness comes though as it warms.

The mouthfeel is fairly thick with low carbonation. The beer still produced a head when poured, but the carbonation doesn't overwhelm.

Overall, this is a really good beer. It has more bitter chocolate than many chocolate stouts. I'd be interested to try this with a couple years on it to see if the bitterness fades. I'm not sure it's on par with the KBS/BCBSs of the world, but it is an outstanding beer, especially as it approaches room temperature.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2017 vintage, poured from the can into a tulip. Huge bourbon chocolate brownies, super fudgy! Slightly lighter bodied than some similar offerings but it worked well.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12oz can into an Ozark tulip glass.

Pours a deep black, inky body with a big, frothy brown head, looks kind of like a nitro stout. Head reduces to leave spotty lacing and a ring of retention.

Aromas are massive and inviting.. super heavy rich bourbon-chocolate, bakers chocolate, vanilla, caramel and delectable brownies, cocoa.. this is going to be good!

On the tongue is rich chocolate bourbon cake, caramel, rich brownies on the follow through and roasty dark chocolate, toasty malt on the finish. Mouthfeel is rich, thick, extravagant with medium low carbonation.

This beer is the real deal. So incredibly tasty, rich, and balanced. Better than BCBS in my opinion.

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Photo of Oakhtar
4.27/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ead73
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: pours thick and black with a short lived small head.
S: chocolate and bourbon very well blended. The chocolate is sweet and rich like chocolate cake batter. The bourbon is there but to a lesser extent.
T: chocolate and vanilla cream with bourbon. The bourbon is in the finish and takes it to the next level. I wish the flavors were bigger, but once it warms it becomes more flavorful.
F: This is so crushable...very creamy feel and coats very well. Medium to thick feel.

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Photo of BNarc
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage

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Photo of thatche2
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip glass. This is the 2017 version aged only a month. Appearance is fairly syrupy, jet black with some brown around the edges, and 1/2 finger thick head (good retention). Smell is great bourbon flavor and milk chocolate. Notes of caramel and roasted malt are noticeable as well.

Taste is a surge of chocolate brownie with a nice bourbon transition through the mid palate (not quite as much bourbon as the aroma would indicate). Finish has a nice alcohol bite without being overbearing. Some roasted, dark fruit, and faint oxidation notes are noticeable as well. Mouthfeel is thick (but not too thick) and creamy up front with low to moderate carbonation.

Overall this is an excellent bourbon barrel aged stout with tons of chocolate flavor. It is fairly rich but not too sweet. The bourbon and chocolate notes work together seamlessly. I typically prefer more roast, but I don't think this needs adjustment, so smooth and creamy. Highly recommend.

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Photo of JStampler
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrtomatohead49
4.15/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.91/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stevem68
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich dark chocolate. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon. Taste follows the nose with a rich chocolaty bourbon and a hint a dark fruit. Has a thick mouth feel that I really like. Overall absolutely delicious.

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Photo of JBreits83
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Travitten
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SixPack6
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RAKeeler
4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boomer_Briggs
4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of raspy22
4.81/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2017 batch.
Appearance: dark and thick. Syrupy-looking.
Smell: This was very impressive. Smells like a bourbon-soaked fudge brownie at first. Some dark fruit and alcohol came through as it warmed. Not as charred-oaky as BCBS, but sweeter/fudgy. Very much enjoyed the aroma on this.
Taste: As it was cold, it tasted very similar to the aroma, and as it warmed, again, the dark fruit started to come out more. Very good.
Overall: This a world class beer and I wish that it was available more often during the year.

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Photo of brentk56
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours pitch black with the mocha head rising to one finger; decent retention with a few shards left behind

Smell: Dark fruit, roast and caramel, with hints of chocolate and vanilla; somewhat smokey with Bourbon barrel tones

Taste: Roast, dark fruit and caramel forward with chocolate and coffee tones building; after the swallow, the barrel influence appears, bringing charred oak and vanilla

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Pig sooey; well-done Arkansas

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Photo of unoriginal
4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KidSalami
4.99/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of T_Hass
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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BDCS from Ozark Beer Co.
4.6 out of 5 based on 348 ratings.
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