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
Ranking:
#168
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
404
pDev:
5.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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300
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4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of maximum12
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A huge hug out to scarysun for this minimalist silver 12 oz. can (2017). I’ve put up more ISO posts for this bastard than any beer I’ve ever hunted. And it’s here. I’m going to put on some Wang Chung & do a happy dance.

The pour is black with scarce visible carbonation. The nose is roasted & charred chocolate milk framed in soft barrel. Nice.

BDCS (Barrel Aged Double Cream Stout) is softer & lusher than any double-digit stout has a right to be. It’s like Almond Chocolate Milk served in a glass that was quick-dipped in bourbon. Slick & silky smooth, with a massive chocolate hit up front that overwhelms everything else until it begins to warm. Subdued notes of roast, cake batter (I love raw eggs), sharp cocoa before the bourbon comes in & settles in right above my happy place. This should come in slop buckets.

The mouthfeel on this is an unadulterated joy. An excellent beer that almost lived up to my endless quest

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

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

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.91/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade with @gibgink – thanks Dennis!
Undated can, stored at 42 degrees and served at 57 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.5.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque.
Head – Tiny (Maximum eight mm, aggressive center pour), brown, dense, poor retention quickly diminishing to a two mm ring and a very thin partial head.
Lacing – None. Not surprising for a 10.2% ABV drink.
First pour – Dark brown, clear.
Aroma – 3.75 - Roasted malt, dark chocolate, slightly burned coffee
Flavor – 4 - Starts slightly bitter with roast malt, dark chocolate, and, surprisingly, some dark fruit. The bitterness drops around mid-swallow and is replaced by an ethereal whiff of burnt rubber across the olfactory sense. Oddly enough, the burnt rubber is not displeasing but seems the natural end. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 4 - Full, almost creamy, lively carbonation.
Impression and summation – 4 - Overall, a decent impy stout. Next trip through Arkansas, I’ll watch for it.

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

this is one of those beers of lore ive heard a lot about but thought i might never get the chance to try. thanks to my new homie who brought one out, my fantasy has become reality. i think its rare for beer to live up to crazy hype these days, so many competent producers out there and so much variation on cool themes, theres good beer everywhere and one thats surprisingly good is hard to really find anymore because the quality standard has come up so much across the industry. this definitely did take me by surprise though. shiny obsidian black from the can with a single finger of mocha foam and a huge nose of vanilla bean, sarsaparilla, and brownie batter. its thick for sure in the nose, dense, a lot to unpack. i get char too, lots of it, which introduces the barrel elements really nicely, more vanilla, sweet whiskey, and baking chocolate. the flavor is equally excellent, even more layered, with a lot of chocolate and vanilla to it, almost hard to believe it isnt loaded with adjuncts and that all of this can come from grain and barrel. i get more of the root beer thing, vanilla and like actual roots, a product of the oak im sure, but its awesome. heavy deep dark chocolate, high cacao, the good stuff, cant believe none is actually in here. one thing i love about this is how its still really bitter from the dark barley all the way through, and how it never gets too sweet. so many of these dont taste like stout anymore, and can be diabetic on the residual sugar, but this one actually finishes which is awesome. huge sturdy body, not too boozy even when it warms up, and slick and slippery going down. 2017 vintage drinking awesome right now, huge thanks to my new homie for bringing this one out, it definitely lives up to the hype!

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

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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.87/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Extremely pleased with BDCS - it was a bit of a precious trade, so my hopes were high. I had just the one 12oz can to share with six or seven friends, so while the pours were small, we all agreed that the chocolate and bourbon notes make this an exceptional beer. I wish it were more easily procured!

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

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4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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BDCS from Ozark Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 404 ratings