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

Sleeping Forever - Bourbon Barrel-AgedSleeping Forever - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #325
ABV:
13.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,382
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 5.26%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
51
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The Veil Brewing Co.
 
Virginia, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
94
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Reviews by Sabtos:
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This thick as fuck chocolate pudding beer is accented by delectable vanilla nougat notes from the barrel. I didn't wanna give it props, but I have to.

May 23, 2019
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thick pouring. Pitch black. Chocolate colored head. 1 finger head, and, considering the ABV, the retention is good. No lacing on the glass.
The nose is really rich and deep. Dark fruit, chocolate, caramel. slightly boozy aroma, but subtle.
Taste - I get a decent amount of caramel in the flavor, and that comes in on the backside. Also, on the backside I just get a very faint hint of coffee. Up front I get more of the dark fruit flavors. There's just a hint of chocolate in the middle.
Thick, full bodied. Smooth, but also a bit of carbonation on my palate. Not much of a boozy harshness at all.
Wow, just a good first impression on Veil beers for me. Damn tasty, just tasting amazing today.

Nov 17, 2019
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heddar33 from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 03, 2019
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stereosforgeeks from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 17, 2017
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grover37 from District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sep 23, 2017
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 24, 2017
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billab914 from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 04, 2017
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atlbravsrno1 from Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 17, 2018
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montman from Virginia

4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 27, 2017
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krome from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 10, 2018
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HattedClassic from Virginia

4.59/5  rDev +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.

May 05, 2018
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 22, 2017
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IrishColonial from Texas

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sep 22, 2017
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
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

Sep 15, 2018
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acurtis from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 24, 2017
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 01, 2017
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mkholmes25 from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 20, 2018
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stephenjmoore from Maryland

4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 29, 2018
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 02, 2018
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SadMachine from New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 19, 2018
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dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 04, 2018
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 16, 2020
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redfox405 from California

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 29, 2017
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smartassboiler from Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 10, 2018
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VeganUndead from Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 13, 2019
Sleeping Forever - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Veil Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 51 ratings