27th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double Chocolate Imperial Stout
Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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From:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV:
13%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 8.59%
Ratings:
15
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 08, 2017
Added:
Jan 26, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  2
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: None
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Ratings by Holopirek:
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4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Holopirek from California

Feb 06, 2016
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4.38 by UCLABrewN84 from California on Jul 08, 2017
 
4.65 by mdecross from Pennsylvania on Jan 03, 2017
 
4.04 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Jun 01, 2016
 
4.04 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington on May 08, 2016
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4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Furlinator from California

On tap at Slater's 50/50 Rancho Cucamonga on 04/27/16.

Great interaction between chocolate, vanilla, oak, toffee, tobacco, caramel and bourbon aromas and flavors . A dangerously smooth 13%.

Apr 28, 2016
 
4.03 by kborning from California on Apr 24, 2016
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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by TheSixthRing from California

Had on-tap March 4th at Alley Katz in Citrus Heights, CA

Appearance - Served up in a snifter, the brew is black with cola brown edging and a thin, cocoa-colored head sits atop. Lacing consists of a few streaks and spotting.

Smell - Certainly lives up to the name. Fudgy chocolate, lesser roast, vanilla and boozy bourbon notes.

Taste - Follows the nose. Big notes of dark and milk chocolate met by lesser bourbon character; vanilla, oak and a sweet boozy bite. Hints of caramel. Light roast creeps into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body with low to moderate carbonation. Slick texture before a drying, boozy finish.

Overall - Pretty tasty BA Impy Stout here from the guys at Strauss. This is a can't miss for anyone who loves the style.

Apr 23, 2016
 
4.4 by jpatag66 from California on Apr 04, 2016
 
4.1 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Mar 26, 2016
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4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by arlo19 from Kentucky

Had at their La Jolla location, March 2016. Aroma is bourbon and vanilla. Taste is creamy, dark chocolate and raisins. Texture is syrupy yet smooth. Dry roasted malt aftertaste. Delicious beer that rivals BCBS.

Mar 20, 2016
 
4.27 by anon from California on Mar 01, 2016
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by retry4z from California

There is plenty of bourbon and a blend of flavors from licorice, caramel, and oysters.

Feb 29, 2016
 
4.15 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey on Feb 20, 2016
 
3.71 by HochFliegen from Oregon on Feb 16, 2016
27th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double Chocolate Imperial Stout from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 15 ratings