Bourbon Barrel Aged German Chocolate Cake Stout | Southern Pines Brewing Company

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Southern Pines Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by qcbrewer on 04-28-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by oberon:
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4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Came in a goblet pitch black with a thick mocha colored head that settles into a creamy mass.Vanilla/bourbon aromas first jump out then rich sweet chocolate over top of coconut,decadent and sweet.Alot like the aromas the flavors have a vanilla tinged oaky element upfront followed by an onslaught of chocolate,almost fudge-like,the coconut is there but not real strong.It's thick and sweet and the alcohol creeps,a great beer alot in common with No Rules from Perrin I had a week or so ago.

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Photo of hman43
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: It pours opaque black with a dark brown head. Head retention is low.

Smell: The aromas feature bourbon and chocolate cake with coconut. There are complex combinations of various aromas to include: oak, vanilla, a sugar pastry note, cinnamon and very low nuts.

Taste: The flavors are even better than the aromas with chocolate, coconut, bourbon, and cocoa coming through strong in the initial flavors. There are also a bit of nuts, a sugar pastry element, cinnamon, oak, and vanilla.

Feel: It has a very rich texture with a full body. There is very smooth alcohol warming. The aftertaste is a bit sweet with moderate bitterness.

Overall, this is a pastry stout with a full array of aromas and tastes. It quite literally tastes like an infused bourbon German Chocolate Cake with notes of oak.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fehrminator
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of g00ey
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours thick black with thick mocha colored head.

Aroma - Oh so good, smells like a German chocolate cake. Lots of dark chocolate, vanilla, hints of bourbon and oak very sweet aroma.

Taste - Very similar to the aroma, sweet decadent flavor. Dark chocolate, vanilla, oak bourbon it reminds me of a liquid devils food cake so good.

Feel - Thick creamy full bodied you can taste the bourbon but not overpowering

Overall - An amazing BBA stout so sweet and decadent

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Photo of brentk56
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a thin tan cap covering the fudge brown liquid; not much head retention but it does leave some spots of lace

Smell: Rich chocolate fudge, with Bourbon, vanilla and coconut aromatics.

Taste: Chocolate fudge cake forward, with the vanilla and coconut developing; the Bourbon is well integrated through the mid-palate and the German chocolate cake influence is complete

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and somewhat creamy; moderate carbonation with just a hint of warmth

Overall: The beer lives up to its name; side by side with a taste of Drunken Mornings this was a bigger beer with more complexity; I look forward to seeing other variants on the Imperial Stout style from this brewery

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Photo of Tyecko
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KRubes
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: 16 oz. can pour into a snifter. Jet black with a one-finger, khaki head that quickly subsided into a thin ring around the glass.

S: Bourbon, vanilla and fudge.

T: Creamy milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, coconut, molasses and bourbon. Some nuttiness. Subtle roast. It legitimately tastes like liquid chocolate cake.

F: Thick, chewy, and sticky mouthfeel. Minimal to no carbonation.

O: The name doesn't lie. A beautiful pastry stout. This is literally chocolate cake soaked in bourbon. Complex with an ideal mouthfeel. 11.5% ABV is misleading, this is dessert in a glass. Minimal alcohol heat. I highly recommended this beer. Need to find another can ASAP.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged German Chocolate Cake Stout from Southern Pines Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 12 ratings