Zzzlumber (Barrel-Aged)
Proclamation Ale Company

Zzzlumber (Barrel-Aged)Zzzlumber (Barrel-Aged)
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From:
Proclamation Ale Company
 
Rhode Island, United States
Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #273
ABV:
11%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,627
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 10.9%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
36
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 09, 2023
Added:
Jan 20, 2014
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  4
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Zzzlumber (Barrel-Aged)Zzzlumber (Barrel-Aged)
Notes: Imperial Stout aged in bourbon and whisky barrels with cacao, vanilla, coffee beans, cinnamon sticks and licorice
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a deep brown with a khaki film that fades to a ringlet; speckles of lacing

Smell: Subtle Bourbon aromatics meld with chocolate malt and the adjuncts of vanilla, cinnamon, coffee beans and licorice; bends toward the sweeter side

Taste: Chocolate, licorice and vanilla forward with the Bourbon emerging; after the swallow, the cinnamon and coffee cut into the sweetness and bring complexity to the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: The mouthfeel is a little thin by today's standards but the flavor profile is good

Thanks, Rug, for the opportunity
Jan 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.4 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Aug 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by PlasteredRogue2 from Pennsylvania

Mar 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jun 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by guido19 from Rhode Island

May 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.38 by bootdown21 from Connecticut

Apr 10, 2016
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Rated by Skeeter1330 from Connecticut

2.95/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Whiskey
Apr 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey

Mar 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by benzalman from California

Mar 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.35 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Feb 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Feb 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey

Feb 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Feb 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by CTFalcon from Connecticut

Feb 09, 2016
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Reviewed by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had at Extreme Beer Fest. The beer poured with a black appearance and a thin, light brown head. Nose was rich in chocolate and coffee flavors mixed with light malts and dark fruits. The beer tasted great with a nice mixture boozy and malty vanilla alongside mocha-chocolate flavor. The mouthfeel complimented the beer by giving it a creamy texture and medium carbonation. Overall, this was a really good.
Feb 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Feb 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.68 by mpmcguire11 from Rhode Island

Dec 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.44 by RichD from Rhode Island

Dec 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.84 by SenorHops from Rhode Island

Dec 19, 2015
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Reviewed by Dopen993 from Rhode Island

4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at carriage inn saloon.

Little be lighter than black.
The nose is amazing. Tons of coffee and I get a little bit mint?? A bit of nut too.
Amazing taste, little bit smokey but lots of coffee and chocolate. No heat what so ever
Great mouthfeel and good carbonation.
Dec 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Batch released on 11/13/2015. 750ml bottle served in a tulip. Pours the color and clarity of cola with a creamy, one-inch, khaki-colored head that sizzles and pops as it gradually recedes into a bullseye dollop in the center and a band around the shoulders. Spots and swaths of lacing are present during the tasting. Nose suggests whiskey notes, cocoa, a trace of vanilla and lactose. Taste consistent with nose - the whiskey is quite present in the flavor profile and imparts a nice buttery character to the mix. Mouthfeel is a little light for the style, but not overly so. Carbonation is pleasant and shy of lively. There's a residual alcohol burn at the back of the throat that lingers between quaffs. Overall, a really enjoyable beer - another great offering from the guys at Proclamation. So far they can do no wrong in my opinion.
Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by sandsonik from Rhode Island

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
A lot of vanilla on the nose. With coffee and licorice as well. Taste follows the nose, but a bit less sweet and alcohol is apparent in the finish. I like it. Well done!
Nov 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.31 by changdulla from Rhode Island

Oct 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.33 by TheElectricOne from Rhode Island

Oct 17, 2015
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Reviewed by nmann08 from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown color with a wispy and thin light brown head.

The nose is oats, raisins, vanilla, chocolate, licorice and a bit of coffee malt. The flavor is roasted oats, light earthy hops, dark fruit, chocolate malt, vanilla and moderately sugar sweet. The finish is pretty clean, slightly bitter, full flavored. Good amount of booze, but not overpowering.

This is one of the better beers I have had from RI and I look forward to trying more of their stuff.
Dec 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by sjrodriguez from California

Nov 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by barroomhero1977 from Rhode Island

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by thegirlgotsoul from Rhode Island

Oct 28, 2014
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Reviewed by Tsull123 from Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +21.1%
Comprable to KBS, virtually perfect beer for my palate. Just absolutely love it.

Barrel on the nose, it goes down extremely easy for 10% ABV, just enough woody barrel on the back end for me. It's very drinkable (been bottle aged about 5 months). Ok, time to pour another 6oz :-)
Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by utopiajane from New York

Oct 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by sbrock22 from Rhode Island

Oct 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Mikecap from Rhode Island

Oct 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4.32 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Aug 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4.04 by psdriscoll from Connecticut

Aug 17, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by aloejed from Rhode Island

Jul 16, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Schmuckles from Rhode Island

Jun 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Horbar from Rhode Island

Jun 28, 2014
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Reviewed by BeerRev22 from Rhode Island

4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Vanilla, bourbon, oak and chocolate. Lighter/thinner mouthfeel than most imp stouts,but totally drinkable for the big abv. Very good, but not totally awesomesauce
Jun 25, 2014
Zzzlumber (Barrel-Aged) from Proclamation Ale Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 47 ratings