BDCS | Ozark Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ARaces23 on 03-23-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#138
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
443
pDev:
5.75%
 
 
Wants:
299
Gots:
61
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Ratings: 443 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of DaMacAndCheese
4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beefbucket
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of runmilesdrinkbeer
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2018 can. Thanks Russ.
This was poured into a mini snifter.
The appearance was a fabulous looking dark thick black color. Slight film of a little eggshell white foamy head. Just a little bit of wispy concave lace.
The aroma captured a superb blend of roasty coffee bean, dark chocolate bittersweet character, sweet bourbon smooth woodiness with it's spice, some luscious dark fruits and a light sticky chocolate cake-like quality. Some
The flavor balances all of those prior mentioned aromas together in a semi-sweet fashion noting a sturdy bitterness and a prickling spice yet oh so good leveling to the aftertaste sweetly with a mellowing smooth roast.
The mouthfeel was between medium and full bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. No boozy heat as I thought would occur as many bourbon barrel-ed impy stouts tend to have, however, I don't see any dates other than the year so I'm not worried about it to be honest. Smooth semi-sticky finish with light cocoa powder-like slightly dry with bourbon finish.
Overall, to be able to obtain this beer from a stellar dude tells me wow - if I died tomorrow, I would be okay with that. If not, I may wake up with diabetes.

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Photo of izzyismyrott
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours like motor oil. Thick pouring, pitch black. 1 finger tan head, and the retention is amazing. There's some lacing on the glass.
The nose really started hitting as soon as I cracked the can. I got hints of the barrel used to age this beer. Up close I get a deep, rich barrel aroma. Boozy smelling. Caramel, some vanilla.
Taste - Very rich flavored. The flavor has vanilla in it, some caramel. Strong notes from the barrel.
This is one very thick beer. Very rich feeling. Very boozy, but it's not a harsh alcohol at all.
Wow! I've heard about this beer before, and I see why it's so talked up - it is outstanding. This beer rivals all the other big names, and is just one solid beer.

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Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furlinator
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black and thick with a thin khaki head that disappears completely. A dominating smell of brownie batter with a hint of bourbon. Thick, deep, dark, decadent chocolate with a hint of roasted malt. Subtle bourbon and vanilla accents on the finish. World class!

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Photo of Virby44
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The velvety chocolate and smooth bourbon on the nose and taste are reminiscent of a tootsie roll or double fudge brownies. The mouthfeel is thinner than it appears in the glass and is really the only slight negative. Overall a solid stout I would enjoy over and over again.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Viscous used motor oil black with a slow to build, super thick soft mocha head that retains well, settling to a thick blanket leaving spotty waves of lace.

Smell is dark chocolate martini with salty pecan, date, spiced rum and a roast that's like a soft brownie.

In flavor, accents of deep, dark charred oak with maple, toasted coconut and peppery bourbon add complexity to a fantastic base stout that exhibits luscious dark chocolate, roasted pecans and black licorice before a warming swallow.

Feel is thinner than it looks, with a slick, lightly sharp carbonation and a chewy dry, boozy finish

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

Photo of 7irondave
4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boston970
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HOPTOMIC_BOMB
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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BDCS from Ozark Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 443 ratings