Sleeping Forever - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | The Veil Brewing Co.

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4.35/5
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41 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Veil Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
theveilbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by StoutSnob40 on 04-18-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,654
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
41
pDev:
5.52%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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3.68/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PprBurke
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

550ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki colored head that has good retention and leaves a ring behind

S- bold roasted charred malt and espresso on the nose up front, followed by bourbon soaked fudge brownies, caramel & vanilla. There's even a burnt brownie crust aroma in there. Undertones of vanilla, oak & anise

T- plenty of barrel notes up front gives notes of oak and barrel juice, followed by notes of dark chocolate and charred malt that gives off some rich espresso notes. Mid-palate brings out some fudge brownies and dark chocolate icing. The finish gives more bourbon, molasses & chocolate

M- thick and viscous body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming, velvety finish

O- an outstanding stout with just enough barrel notes to match the bold stout

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Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TylerJ
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dankacheese
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HattedClassic
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a very faint brown head that barely manages to cover the surface and dissipates very quickly. The beer itself, however, looks fairly scrumptious. It has a nice thick melted chocolate texture to it and is an opaque chocolate black color.

The smell and taste are fairly delicious but the taste is more complex. The smell has a good blend of smells that resemble a brownie made with bourbon. The bourbon isn't overwhelming but adds a nice sweetness to it while the chocolate is delicious along with a deep caramel note to it. The taste is friggin delicious. It has the same fudge note but the alcohol sweetness is not as out of place as it is in the smell. The bourbon is still sweet but has a good spice note coming out as well. There is also a wood note present through the whole thing.

The feel is really good. It's a heavy bodied beer but incredibly smooth bordering on silky. Not much carbonation though and a sticky finish.

Overall, fantastic beer and worth having got my hands on.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sleeping Forever - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Veil Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 41 ratings