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Zzzlumber (Barrel-Aged) | Proclamation Ale Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Proclamation Ale Company
Rhode Island, United States | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged in bourbon and whisky barrels with cacao, vanilla, coffee beans, cinnamon sticks and licorice

Added by BeeryMcbeerenstein on 01-20-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
45
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
23.35%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 45
Reviews by Seanniek91:
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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Rogue island.

Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma is licorice, vanilla, bourbons booze, and caramel. Taste is similar to nose but booze is mostly hidden. Lots of cocoa and vanilla. Not too hot, slightly over carbonated, but heat is minimal is is crazy for 10.5%.

A well done barrel aged imperial stout. I imagine this with some coffee beans thrown into the barrel and salivate...

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RAlmeida77
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skeeter1330
2.95/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Whiskey

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Photo of fitzy84
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of aloejed
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BeerRev22
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
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

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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 6/18/2014 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a goblet glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a thin beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with strong flavors of bourbon and dark chocolate. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in along with some background flavors of dark fruit. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice big stout to sip on for a long time.

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Photo of Tsull123
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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 :-)

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4.32/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of nmann08
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Mikecap
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Schmuckles
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeeryMcbeerenstein
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got to try this at Proclamation's release event at the brewery. Was happy to be part of the first crowd to try this stuff.

A - Dark. Very dark. Brown/tan 2-finger head. Opaque. Can't see through it.

S- Chocolate, vanilla, oak, roast and coffee. Nice, pretty standard for an imperial stout, but a good aroma nonetheless.

T- Thick, but drinkable, lots of vanilla and chocolate and oak. Bourbon and coffee as well. Apparently this is 10.2% abv, it was super drinkable for being that high of abv and disguised very well. It was however apparent after having 2 medium sized pours that I could believe it for sure.

M- Creamy and thick, but totally drinkable. Body of the beer was very pillowy and enjoyable.

O- I'm excited. If the 2 beers I got to try tonight is any indictation, this brewery will be releasing some excellent beers. This was a very solid stout that could stand up to some of the very best.

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Photo of sbrock22
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Triglycerides
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of psdriscoll
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of SenorHops
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sandsonik
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
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!

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Zzzlumber (Barrel-Aged) from Proclamation Ale Company
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