Kentuckley
Transient Artisan Ales

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From:
Transient Artisan Ales
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #83
ABV:
14.5%
Score:
99
Ranked #245
Avg:
4.49 | pDev: 5.35%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
182
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 01, 2022
Added:
Jun 24, 2016
Wants:
  83
Gots:
  25
SCORE
99
World-Class
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Notes: Imperial stout with vanilla, Tugboat coffee and Michigan maple syrup, aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels for 12 months.

2015: Buffalo Trace & Four Roses
2018: WL Weller
2019: Heaven Hill
2020: Heaven Hill
2021: Heaven Hill
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2022 on tap. Weller barrels. Dark brown color, nearing black.

Is it a bit thinner for a ba stout? Sure. Does it have a ton of flavor, yes. The maple and coffee blend together for an awesome breakfast flavor. Sweet, not overly roasted. Vanilla and chocolate cake mixed in. Nice warming bourbon all throughout. This was a big surprise. I know it’s rated well, but just didn’t expect so much balanced flavors and drinkability. Big fan here.
Sep 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.67 by Ssippisam from Minnesota

Aug 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by sordyl from Illinois

Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by GFK from Michigan

Aug 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.42 by boogerisu from Iowa

Aug 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.56 by thewimperoo from Illinois

Jul 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by akk14 from Illinois

Jul 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Desp59 from Pennsylvania

Jun 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.62 by not2quick from Missouri

Jun 27, 2022
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Tar black body; very fizzy carbonation; thin, patchy, brown head. Rich, roasted and charred grain aroma; heavy chocolate presence; cocoa. Immense dark malt sweetness greets the palate; milk chocolate; coffee and caffeine; bourbon tones bleed midway through the malt sweetness and linger through the finish. Heavy body; dense, sticky residual sugars; huge alcohol warmth permeates through the density.

The initial appearance makes you think this is just another heavy-duty barrel-aged imperial stout. Distinction begins with the aroma, announces itself with the taste, and is undeniable with the incredible mouthfeel. An amazing stout!

Pouring temperature: 43 °F; bottling info: 2021 Vintage
Jun 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Jun 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by notchucknorris from California

Jun 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.42 by HOPTOMIC_BOMB from California

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by Dope from Massachusetts

Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Sparty1224 from Michigan

4.26/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Brief Review:

O: First Transient review for me I believe. Never really got into these guys as I'm more old school. But they're really making a name for themselves with the -uckley series with 2 of them in the Top 250 now. Most recent 2021 edition here, haven't seen 2022's yet. This one comes a bit hot for me. Little boozy and tingly on the tongue. Aroma is a little suppressed. Reminds me a bit of Vanilla Noir from Prairie if it had some maple syrup in it. Otherwise the pour and mouthfeel are nice and slick, which is impressive. It's a darn good beer, not gonna lie, but maybe not world-class for me right now.

Recommendation: Decent offering from Transient here. They make a ton of BA stuff with lots of variants, so hard to get anything to stand out.
Jun 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

May 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.38 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

May 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.67 by ellswrth from Oregon

May 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.47 by skiking70 from Maryland

May 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.45 by Affinity from Missouri

May 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.86 by JeffNev from Nevada

Apr 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.4 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Apr 14, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by PC_Principal from Texas

Mar 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.39 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Feb 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.93 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

Feb 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by chitownfanatic21 from Wyoming

Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.71 by That_Bearded_Guy from California

Feb 12, 2022
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Rated by timmy2b from New York

4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2020 version. No carbination. Very thicc. Nice feel with a light alcohol burn on the back end. Very well done brew.
Feb 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Argento from Rhode Island

Feb 06, 2022
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A beer that is somehow powerful yet subtle at the same time. Mild dark tan lacing. Scents of coffee, vanilla, and bourbon, mild maple syrup notes. Taste delivers all of those flavors, with a stronger maple presence. Big bodied, a bit syrupy and thick, but not oily, a pleasant booze burn on the back end. Damn good.
Feb 06, 2022
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottle courtesy of JohnnyHops
Feb 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by Hopelessly0 from California

Feb 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Bum4ever from California

Feb 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.68 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Jan 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.48 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Jan 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by mrtomatohead49 from Georgia

Jan 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by Stevem68 from Ohio

Jan 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Dicers from California

Jan 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.48 by Appearanceswc from Virginia

Jan 17, 2022
Kentuckley from Transient Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 228 ratings