Gray Skies Barrel Aged Neckbeard Nectar
Transient Artisan Ales

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #580
ABV:
13.5%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.52 | pDev: 1.99%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
12
From:
Transient Artisan Ales
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
  2
Gots
  1
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Imperial Stout aged in Gray Skies Bourbon Barrels for 12 months (no adjuncts).
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 12
Photo of REVZEB
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Better than BCBS vanilla this year. Now that I have your attention, let's dive in. Tar black and viscous body with some islands of dark brown bubbles. Feel is cool, with thick fudginess, warming booze and crazy smooth finish. Smell has a large vanilla note that is well balanced with bourbon, molasses, wood, cocoa, and malt. Taste features the same ingredients, with some bittersweet chocolate thrown in. Impressive stout, the wife loved it too

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Photo of Frus77
4.79/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely amazing. Super fudgy and thick. Huge amounts of vanilla. Good amount of chocolate and the barrel is there, but not overpowering.

It drinks a tad hot, but it's not annoying or overwhelming in that sense.

I'd say this is probably one of my favorite stouts I've had. Very well done. Definitely one of best BA vanilla stouts I've had.

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Gray Skies Barrel Aged Neckbeard Nectar from Transient Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 12 ratings