Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout | Left Hand Brewing Company

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4.75/5
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Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by rye726 on 05-09-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2
Ratings:
3
pDev:
7.37%
 
 
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Photo of WynnO
4.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of DenverLogan
5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yeah baby! This is one I wanted to take home in the growler...oooh....big beautiful stout, their regular imperial stout rocks, but here we have a touch of bourbon...I wanted it so bad, but on a tight budget, $35 was prohibitive. Instead I got the regular imp stout growler refill for $14, and the outgoing Snowbound was only $5! Score!! But, considering I put their Impy Stout way up there, worthy of tasting next to a Yeti, Dark Lord, or Speedway...their barrel aged monster is a super fine brew, I look forward to any future encounters. Did I mention they also have a super double IPA?!! And how bout that Fade to Black?!! :)

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Photo of rye726
5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is not the same beer as the wine or brandy aged versions that are available in bottles. It was a one time creation aged in bourbon barrels and served on cask.

Poured from a firkin at the Mountain Sun during stout month. Pours a rich, oil tinted mahogany with a silky tan head.

Nose has a bouquet of bourbon, wood, peppery alcohols, big sweet malts, ripe fruit, molasses, carmelized candy, oats and ripe port grapes.

Taste has a warm balance of dark fruits, toffee, caramel, bready malts, whiskey, oak, cocoa, and sweet alcohols. Absolutely delicious stuff.

Thick, creamy body with delicate carbonation. A little boozy, but I like it and still had several glasses. I think the bourbon barrel Left Hand used was pretty wet and bumped up the ABV quite a bit.

Overall, An amazing barrel aged stout that is ideal for a cask. Hope to see this offering again.

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.75 out of 5 with 3 ratings