Boathouse Reserve Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout
Crystal Lake Brewing

Boathouse Reserve Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged StoutBoathouse Reserve Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #801
ABV:
10.3%
Score:
93
Ranked #8,547
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 3.66%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
14
From:
Crystal Lake Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Photo of EMH73
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a quarter inch tan head that left no lacing. Smells of whiskey,dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Tastes of rye whiskey, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, bit of char, dark fruits, toffee,molasses and a hi t of leather. Full bodied, light carbonation, smooth and creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black body with brown ring of foam. Smell is boozy whiskey, with rye, soil, charred wood, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste is a dream, especially up front, with all things dark: char, whiskey, dark chocolate, coffee, fudge, molasses, leather, walnut, and licorice, with some touches of vanilla, brown sugar and boozy rye to warm up the body. Has slight astringency as the beer warms up, but nothing bad. Thought the rye whiskey barrel gave more variance in the feel as well as taste, well done!

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 2016 750ml bottle with blue wax.
Pours a thick dark brown, small khaki colored head, minimal lacing, glass has a nice oily residue.
Aroma: Chocolate, vanilla, coffee, maybe some toffee.
Taste: Taste follows the aroma, just a hint of sweetness.
Feel: Not quite "chewy", but a nice texture, carbonation is spot-on for the style.
Overall: IMHO, this compares favorably with the best BA stouts. It's nice to see a local brewer nail it.
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Boathouse Reserve Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout from Crystal Lake Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 14 ratings