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Imperial Chickow! - Double Vanilla BBA | Listermann Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.31/5
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4 Ratings
Imperial Chickow! - Double Vanilla BBAImperial Chickow! - Double Vanilla BBA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Listermann Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
listermannbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
pDev:
2.78%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Brian29
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcjennings
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jt_thomas18
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So this is an imperial version of Listermann's infamous Chickow! aged in vanilla whiskey barrels with vanilla added.

For such a big, barrel aged beer, this pours out looking beautiful in the glass with a big 'ol head. It's nearly opaque, with a deep, deep mahogany color. Huge vanilla and whiskey notes waft in the air without even pulling it towards my nose.

Upon tasting, it's a ton of flavor:
Vanilla, vanilla, VANILLA, whiskey, vanilla, hazelnut, vanilla, dancing specialty malt....
and vanilla. Man, it's a lot of vanilla. Thankfully, there is plenty of the barrel apparent to balance it somewhat.

I really wish they wouldn't have added the extra vanilla and just let the vanilla whiskey barrel shine on its own. Its was a really good beer though and I was happy to have tried it. A cool treat for the Chickow! cult.

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Imperial Chickow! - Double Vanilla BBA from Listermann Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 4 ratings