Social Graces
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
American Imperial Stout
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3.95 | pDev: 13.16%
May 21, 2022
Feb 20, 2022
The table is set, and you’re cordially invited to indulge! This freshly baked soiree of stouts was aged 18 months in Nashville Barrel Company rye barrels, then finished with heaps of pecans, vanilla bean, and milk sugar. Cut yourself a slice & top with a dollop of whipped cream for the perfect holiday treat.
Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by MJSFS from Florida

4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This looks, smells, and tastes like a Barleywine. This is liquid Sugar Babies. Chocolate covered caramel. Light on carbonation, medium mouthfeel. There is no way anyone would drink this blind, and guess they were drinking a Stout.

Rye Whiskey barrel flavors are there, but could be more prominent. It’s an interesting brew, but nothing I would purchase again.
May 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Tilley4 from Tennessee

3.21/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Really really sweet..

The pecans and vanilla dominate this beer. I don't get much Barrel or rye here at all. It's almost too slick...

I was expecting a little bit of rye character here or at least some barrel-aged notes in the flavor but what I get is melted butter pecan ice cream...

Now that sounds good in theory but it's just a little too cute... I'm glad I got to try it but I don't know that I would purchase this again. It's sweet and sappy and it's like one of those 16-year-old love songs that you made out with.. not a lot of substance but it will get the job done.

It's going to be a chore finishing this. I will be honest. It looks great and smells sort of okay but I can't get past the sheer sweetness of the beer.

Not one of the best offerings from these guys... And for $18 a bottle it really should have brought it in a bigger way than what it did.
Mar 13, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Mar 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Benish from Utah

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
It poured a very dark murky brown with no foam/head. The nose is spectacularly rich in milk chocolate followed by pecans; quite like a candy bar. Not much barrel. But then upon tasting, heavy rye whiskey throughout! Again, I get tons of chocolate, notes of pecans, mai w even some coconut. The rye is just really pronounced throughout. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Just a of warmth from the rye. Overall: exceptional brew. I absolutely love the rye!
Mar 03, 2022
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
First stout from this brewery comes in a 500ML bottle with a trippy, classy metallic label. Split with my wife.

The pour is mangy black with a low head quotient & a nose that speaks to me of chocolate milk from my distant youth. If it’d been spiked with Jim Beam, you know.

Social Graces is smoother than fresh-glazed ice on your sidewalk as you run out the door at 8AM. Milk sugar makes this the smoothest stout I’ve ever tasted; it’s never even seen the word ‘harsh’ or ‘edges’. Silky milk chocolate; no nuttiness & only the echo of barrels once tasted (or perhaps that’s my imagination). Vanilla does arrive mid-palate to sooth further, along with a gentle suggestion of alcohol. Glad I split this bottle.

Premium price for a bottle with no rye, no pecans, that appears to be masquerading as a big, soft-spoken milk stout. Tasty enough, but if you’re going to charge with the big boys you better deliver something extraordinary. Overall a pretty good brew.
Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Feb 20, 2022
Social Graces from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 6 ratings