Legends Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Missoula Brewing Co.

Legends Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Oatmeal StoutLegends Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
10.3%
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
4 | pDev: 7.5%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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Missoula Brewing Co.
 
Montana, United States
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Notes: Rumor has it there's a legendary lumberjack high in the mountains of Montana by the name of Tom Feller. Could chop a tree down just by asking it nicely. More likely, these days you'd find him singing songs of yore and waxing his mustache with the finest of tree saps.

Aged for a year in High West bourbon barrels, this rich stout bursts with flavors of dark chocolate, smooth bourbon heat, and subtle vanilla, all with a silky mouthfeel from soft oatmeal.

Some legends have a quirky twist. Be yourself.

IBU 40
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Brew_Zoo_Town from Montana

3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with large, spaced head which quickly diminishes. The smell from a distance is that of chocolate and small undertone of wood and coffee - up close it becomes extremely alcohol heavy in aroma. Upon first sip the expectation of harsh alcohol is replaced by a strong chocolate taste without being overbearing - the wood and coffee undertone are still present. Carbonation is medium to low, with an excellent aftertaste of chocolate.

Overall this is a solid, if select and somewhat pricey, Stout. It is deceptively smooth for an 11.0% ABV variety and is something worth saving for dessert in winter. As of this comment, the second best Missoula based Stout I've had and a clear sign Highlander can do more than just pale ales when they put their heart into it.

Jul 01, 2017
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a cellar temp 22 oz bottle 2017 vintage poured into my snifter. The beer is part of a trade with @mt_griz99. Thank you!
Beer pours a dark cola brown to black coffee hue with a dense, creamy tan head of 3 cm foaming up even with a gentle pour. I actually get a little bit of cascading in my glass after the pour. Nice looking beer, here!
The foam creates dense lattice on my glass after each sip and clings long after I have set the glass back on the table.
The aroma on this beer is all malt, with dark chocolate, bourbon and vanilla and a bit of wooden toothpick note. I also get a little brown sugar, but no hop profile on this beer anywhere.
First sip reveals a velvety smooth textured beer with very fine and tingly carbonation. The carb actually seems to foam up in my mouth a little before I swallow. The body is fairly thick on this beer and yet I find it very drinkable, especially considering the 10.3% octane.
Flavor is what is expected from the nose and appearance of this brew. Dark chocolate and a bit of sweet caramel mix with bourbon and some brown sugar. I have a little vanilla on the finish and again no hops to speak of. I do get some alcohol warming on the swallow as the beer moves to my belly, which gets me to slow down a little on this easy drinking bomber. Im really glad to have tried this and would certainly get this if I ever found a bottle on the east coast. If in MT, definitely look for this big stout!!

Apr 22, 2018
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elglueckert from Montana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 27, 2018
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cyrushire from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 17, 2017
Legends Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Missoula Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 4 ratings