Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Mikerphone Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikerphone Brewing
Illinois, United States
mikerphonebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial breakfast stout with maple syrup and Tugboat Sumatra coffee aged in Heaven Hill barrels.

Added by xdtfx on 03-29-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
47
pDev:
5.33%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a Pitch Black with a very thin khaki head that recedes immediately. It has low carbonation. The beer smells of maple syrup, waffles, vanilla, and coffee. It tastes of maple syrup covered waffles, mocha, vanilla, and coffee. The beer is light, and smooth. A nice barrel aged stout from Mikerohone.

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Photo of jonbonfondle
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jaycase
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADG2995
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Datdubj1988
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cd34
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chibrew312
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dactrius
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maltznhopz
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JFresh21
4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is extremely tasty. I am so-so on the regular version but the BA version is amazing. Strong maple smell with a hint of coffee. Taste is pretty damn epic, dare I say better than Mornin' Delight. The barrels add a smoothness and cut some the bitterness of the coffee. I tried this on several occasions and each time I was impressed. Cheers!

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.78/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MTKATL
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imperialking
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gambyt20
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of REVZEB
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

So this might be blasphemy, but I thought the non-barrel aged version was more complex. While I loved the bourbon layer, I felt like it cut into the rich and spicy coffee flavors and made sweet finish that the original had a little darker. Still fantastic, even smoother with the barrel aging, but it loses some nuance in the taste. Don't get me wrong, this is an excellent beer and I would gladly have it again!

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Photo of kidzord
4.11/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Mikerphone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 47 ratings