Bourbon Barrel Dire Wolf | Wolf's Ridge Brewing

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4.22/5
Exceptional
24 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wolf's Ridge Brewing
Ohio, United States
wolfsridgebrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dire Wolf Imperial Stout aged for over 8 months in bourbon barrels.

Added by gopens44 on 01-23-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,991
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
24
pDev:
4.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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7
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of aemcneal
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
3.82/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Dave
Thick creamy head, pitch black colour

Nose sweet cocoa, toasted biscuit malt, candy, cocoa, sweet bourbon notes

Taste sweet candy, alcohol, cocoa, biscuity dark malts, bitter roast, molasses sweet candy syrup, char like soy

Mouth is med to heavy syrupy, light carb tingly alcohol

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Slack
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown to black with minimal head and minor lacing.

Nose is a mix coffee, vanilla, bourbon booze, oak, and malt.

Taste is bourbon, caramel, coffee, oak, and malt.

Mouthful is medium to heavy, smooth and soft. Carbonation is average to low.

Solid bb stout but nothing remarkable. Very drinkable.

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Photo of DangerDawg
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitenads
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rcjennings
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GOBLIN
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of carlso_aw
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fairly solid barrel aged stout. Initially got a lots of coffee and deep stout flavors. Quickly became more one note after warming just a bit more. Mild barrel aged stout flavors. Very solid offering and worth a try.

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Photo of Kuges
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

great taste but low carb/ kinda flat. Dry dark chocolate with faint aroma and taste of whiskey/ bourbon. slight vanilla. I really want to like it but the mouthfeel is far from desirable.

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Photo of zimm421
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a solid black with a bubbly tan head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is bourbon, chocolate, a touch of sweetness and roasted malts. The taste has notes of dark fruit, caramel, sweet chocolate and again the roasted malts. The bourbon is perfectly integrated here. Not too overwhelming, but complements the base beer in all the right ways. Overall, it's a great example of a BB aged stout and another winner for Wolf's Ridge.

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Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWCampbell
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MajorBuckeye
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichH55
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of queerforbeer
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very solid BA stout.

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Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelfonatree
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed 1/23/2016 at the tap room on tap as part of a barrel aged flight.

Little head on tester for all five. Dark brown for all five. Little lacing for all five. Tan head all five.

Bourbon. Raisin. Chocolate. Toffee. Caramel.

Follows the nose well. This is a good amount of bourbon. Sweet.

Heavier than rum. More carbonation. Doesn't sit as well but sits as expected.

Right up there with other BBA stouts. Sweet and a good balance of bourbon and beer.

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Photo of gopens44
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bourbon Barrel Dire Wolf from Wolf's Ridge Brewing
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 24 ratings