Barrel Aged Genius Wizard | Ratio Beerworks

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Brewed by:
Ratio Beerworks
Colorado, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by spoony:
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3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 375 ml bottle to a tulip.

A-The beer looks thin and watery as I pour it. A thin brown head fades quickly to a collar of foam leaving behind a sheen on the top of the beer. The liquid is nearly black and opaque. Ho-hum.

S-The aroma is pretty intense with unique oak-forward whiskey and dark chocolate notes hitting me first. There is a bit of heat in here too. Flavors include caramel, vanilla, fudge, molasses, and a sweetness that reminds me of pancake syrup.

T-The taste tracks the smell mostly. There is an intense oaked flavor that gives a little vanilla and cinnamon, and does a good job of balancing the sweetness. I also pick up chocolate syrup and caramel.

M-The beer is somewhat letdown by the thin mouthfeel and sticky finish. I could use a little more substance on the palate to go with the intense flavors.

O-I like this beer better than the normal, non-barrel-aged Genius Wizard. The intense flavors are pretty unique and I suspect that the warming alcohol and oak might mellow a bit with a little cellar time. That could make this beer interesting in a year. Unfortunately, the feel is holding it back.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2017 Bourbon Barrel-Aged, 12.7 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a small creamy tan head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet fudgy roast chocolate malt with lots of boozy dark fruit and a little black licorice.

The flavor is sweet dark fruit and heavily roasted chocolate malt with a big boozy heavy roast chalky finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent big imperial stout. Not very well balanced with big sweetness, fruit and heavy roast.

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Photo of KT123
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FlandersNed
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12.7oz bottle. Whiskey BA. Dark brown hue with a low brown bubble layer. Deep, dark imperial stout, chocolate and rye whiskey nose and flavor. Some char, earthy, brown sugar, peat and raisin notes rounded out the taste, followed by a wooden whiskey barrel finish. Full bodied with low carbonation.

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Photo of unoriginal
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMBSH
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer and brewery have created some buzz around town (CO) so I figured I'd purchase a pretty pricey $~12 bottle to check it out for myself. Cool name and label.

L: pours an inky jet black with very little carbonation whatsoever, tiny bit of tan lace which dissipates.

S: boozy nose with some sugary/malty notes

T: quite roasty up front, a bit sweet, pretty well balanced. Not the most complex stout I've had recently. Mostly bourbon and roast.

F: A bit thin on the mouthfeel. really looking for a big chewy stout for an 11% RIS

O: Overall a decent or above average Bourbon RIS but wouldn't buy again based on the availability of better stouts out there.

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Photo of mush
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Barrel Aged Genius Wizard from Ratio Beerworks
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 9 ratings