Dark Matter - Barrel-Aged
Barreled Souls Brewing Company

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Strong Ale - American
Ranked #97
Ranked #14,654
4.05 | pDev: 9.63%
Barreled Souls Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
Notes: Dark Matter aged for 10 months in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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RedhawkPoke from Oklahoma

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark black body with two finger's worth of caramel colored head. No lacing on this beer but a higher than normal carbonation keeps the head strong while drinking.

S: Beer smells as a sour at first pour. Getting a strong smell of grapes and wine. After the beer warms I began to pick up chocolate and barrel smells.

T: First tastes are that of a sour. Grapes to start. The barrel and stout flavors came out later. The barrel flavors are there but not overpowering.

M: More carbonation that I imagined. The beer has a lighter feel. The boozy tastes have some lingering tastes too.

O: Beer starts out mimicking a sour with grapes and then turns to a stout. More carbonation than I have had in similar beers. Good interesting beer. Enjoyed the stout end more than the sour beginning.

Oct 08, 2017
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample at The Extreme Beer Fest on Saturday April, 4, 2017
Rich toasty earthy roasty brown sugar with big bourbon and vanilla notes. Filler words for length

Feb 05, 2017
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a very still looking black color, not much head or anything here... The smell of the beer is loaded with chocolate and bourbon notes, quite intense. The taste has the similar flavors as to what the smell was giving off with some dark sugar and vanilla in there too. The feel of the beer is pretty thick. Overall it's a solid brew, I wouldn't mind trying it again someday.

Feb 04, 2017
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

EBF sample pour. Clearly poured very dark. I found it to smell and taste quite up to snuff. The barrel character was not overly intense. A barrel aged stout you have probably experienced before but from another brewery. Honestly, it was a solid beer that may have gotten lost in the shuffle of a busy day of sampling.

Feb 08, 2016
Dark Matter - Barrel-Aged from Barreled Souls Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 23 ratings