BDCS | Ozark Beer Co.

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4.52/5
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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
Ranking:
#161
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
426
pDev:
5.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
295
Gots:
59
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 426 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of absoluthamm
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2018 can.

This one pours a very, very dark and motor-oil looking black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like heavily roasted malt, marshmallow fluff, toasted oak, sweet bourbon, raisin, and coffee.

This is surprisingly vanilla-forward for having no vanilla actually added to it. It's got a silky and creamy vanilla and marshmallow theme going on, with a big and hefty roast character, some licorice, tobacco, and smoke herbal stout thing going on, and lots of fudgy chocolate. There's a bit of coffee-like character, too. The barrel is well integrated here, with a killer toasty oak warmness, and just a bit of bourbon caramelly sweetness. This is what a barrel-aged stout without added flavorings should aspire to be.

This is medium bodied, certainly not super thick, but definitely not thin. Due to this "middle of the road" body, it's definitely much more drinkable than expected, as I don't get much overt booziness.

This one is definitely worth the praise I've heard for a long time about it- it's an exceptionally and carefully crafted stout that highs so many little flavor notes.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tywhite
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bradaplast
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hoppity1
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rypkr
4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Long time want. Traded a bottle of scotch for a 4 pack making this a ~$30 can after shipping.

2018 can.

L - Teku pour. Very, very thin looking while pouring out of the can. Not what I was hoping. The head, however is is frothy, dense 1 finger milkshake whipped cream. Lacing is a little runny.

S - there was big bourbon as soon as I cracked it. Bringing it in there is vanilla, dark fruits, oak, sweetness. Like bcbs but not as potent. I'm really not hooked yet as why this is so highly rated.

T - bcbs clone but less rich. Finishes more bitter and with heavier whiskey/alcohol. It tastes like 3/4 of a bcbs was mixed with a bb yeti. Ergo the bcbs got thinned out added a touch of roast.

M - disappointingly thin.

Overall - at least that bottle of scotch was a shelfie and I have 3 more of these that seem to trade well.

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Photo of BeerBucks
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheOakKing
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pmarlowe
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2018 vintage (first time canned).

A: Pours a thick black with a thick cap of espresso-like tan head. Very good retention and minimal lacing.

S: Vanilla bean, sweet liquid dark chocolate, roastiness, and a bit of bourbon and cola.

T: Moderate roast, vanilla bean, dark dry cocoa, bourbon, a bit of oak and spice, finishing with very light sweetness and a lingering roastiness. Nice complexity. Very well constructed.

M: Medium-full body, chewy, with medium, sharp carbonation that cuts the texture. Alcohol is nearly completely hidden except for a touch of heat.

O: Tasty BA beer, kind of like a BCBS light (less rich but lighter body and alcohol). Flavors are pretty well integrated.

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Photo of Danny1217
4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ssippisam
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SynthetikReality95
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Tastes very much like Goose BCS

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Photo of Feldpausch
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lewith
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chilmer
4.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nollie77
4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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BDCS from Ozark Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 426 ratings