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:
#172
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
457
pDev:
5.76%
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
61
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 457 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of eppie82
4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From can. Very dark brown-black color with a good bit of lacing foam upon pour which stuck around as you drank. Deep dark and boozy aroma. Chocolate, coffee, roasty and malty. Softer, medium-thick mouthfeel. Reminds good bit of BA Ten Fidy.

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Photo of TboneRN
4.17/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nedster10
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pavpav12
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Buck89
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Opaque dark chocolate color with a thin tan head. Aroma was chocolate with roasted grain and coffee. Taste was chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and vanilla. Excellent beer.

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Photo of nguasta2
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L - 1/2 finger dense mocha head atop a motor oil body.

S - bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, molasses, coffee, a hint of nuttiness, just a whiff of booze.

T - tons of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and coffee. Some barrel booze, wood, char, roast, molasses. Finishes with some smokiness. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Moderate-low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - wonderful flavors. If the body was a little heftier this would be a world beater.

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Photo of rudzud
3.83/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros. 2018 vintage.

A -Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice oily black hue with a thick mocha head that fades to leave a creamy blanket and light legs.

S - Aromas of sweeter malts, super dark roast, nice fudgy chocolate but the barrel isn't super pretend.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with rather sweeter malts. Roasted malts and charred oak, almost briney. The finish is super unpleasant, like campfire minus the smoke with a little soy sauce.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden but the finish is rubbish.

O - Overall this was a very underwhelming beer. It's decent enough but the finish is super unpleasant.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
3.86/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud
Pours (with a vigorous pour) a large thick frothy creamy 1 fingered darker colored black beer, decent legs, but not a ton of lacing

Nose is super fudge dark chocolate roast, heavy heavy super dark roasted malts, dark fudge and sweet, a touch of dark fruits like a raisin, bit creamy nougaty, very light barrel and vanilla

Taste thick fudgey sweet candy, candy caramel nougat fudge and a little dark chocolate, cookie dough wafer, a touch of vanilla barrel like, little bitter roast, vanilla chocolate creamy ice cream, roasty bitter briny char thing that just destroys the finish, starts OK but ends really bleh, soy sauce like thing?

Mouth is med to fuller bod, light fizzy carb, a touch of booze

Overall this was almost undrinkable, the finish was just soooooo bad

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Photo of lsthwy
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaMacAndCheese
4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beefbucket
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of runmilesdrinkbeer
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
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 -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furlinator
4.69/5  rDev +4%
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 +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
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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BDCS from Ozark Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 457 ratings