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

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Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
ABV:
13%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 8.53%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
From:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
91
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Reviews by Holopirek:
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4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of HochFliegen
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of arlo19
4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anon
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of retry4z
3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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%.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kborning
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpatag66
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mdecross
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

27th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double Chocolate Imperial Stout from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 15 ratings