Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With Maple
Hailstorm Brewing Co.

Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With MapleVlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With Maple
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #289
ABV:
14.1%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,521
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 4.91%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
33
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Hailstorm Brewing Co.
 
Illinois, United States
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Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With MapleVlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With Maple
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 33
Photo of Stevedore
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark black body. One finger offwhite head, good retention, no lacing. Smell is chocolate, maple, a bit of espresso, whiskey, bit of roast. Flavour follows, fair bit of maple sweetness on top of the imperial stout base, a bit of bourbon added. Mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, good carbonation, smooth with a good silkiness to it. Overall, a very pleasant surprise with a nice big dose of maple to it.

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Photo of stortore
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a snifter. Had on 5/27/17.

Pours thick looking, very dark and opaque, with a one inch head and some soapy lacing. Aromas of malt, maple- more as it warms, bourbon, some coffee, a little caramel, light vanilla and licorice. Smells great. The taste is malt, bourbon, maple, cocoa, coffee, caramel, oak, light vanilla and molasses. Smooth, somewhat creamy, a solid full body, well carbonated.

An excellent use of maple, with a great balance of flavors throughout. The barrel is subtle, but effective. Definitely well worth a purchase.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2016 version.
L: Pours dark, with a fairly thin head line
S - Sweet and some bourbon.
T - Very boozy, but the maple sweetness cuts it perfectly. It's about what I envision a Bourbon County Rare with maple added. Just a little more booze than I want, but that's nitpicking.
F: Not too thin, not too thick - just about what I'd want it to be.
O: Great BBA stout, wish I had another!

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Photo of Masonz223
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: smells like Sunday morning breakfast hot pancakes drizzled with maple syrup. Along with some sweet bourbon oak coconut and milk chocolate

Taste: An absolute explosion of maple syrup! It's exactly like the nose it's warm buttered chocolate chip pancakes flooded with maple syrup with hints of coconut shavings paired with a nice cup of medium roast coffee. in the finish you get a light amount of oak and booziness to balance out the sweetness. Absolutely everything I would ever want from a barrel aged maple Stout.

Feel: Medium bodied extremely creamy and velvety. This beer just glides across the plate. It's extremely smooth. The beer isn't super chewy but it helps that it's a tad thinner. It allows the creaminess to shine and makes the beer way to damn easy to drink!

Overall: My mind is blown. This is better then Rye Hipster which I love and just as good as nuclear no rules which is probably the best barrel aged beer I've ever had. Everything and then some when it comes to what I was expecting. 100/100 +++++!

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4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The maple craze of 2017 was perfected in this beer, so smooth and delicious it is dangerous. Granted, there is a decent sweetness at the finish, but it is not overpowering, rather it is the perfect finish to a symphony of flavor. Maple delight with wonderful bourbon and malt depth!

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Vlad The Second Order Of The Dragon Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout With Maple from Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 33 ratings