Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Westbound & Down Brewing Company / The Buffalo Restaurant & Bar

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Westbound & Down Brewing Company / The Buffalo Restaurant & Bar
Colorado, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #652
Ranked #5,589
4.34 | pDev: 5.53%
Jan 03, 2023
Jan 29, 2021
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Notes: Oak and Bourbon forward with big caramel and fudge flavors with delicate coffee and vanilla notes from extended aging in select Heaven Hill Rye and Dickel bourbon barrels. Creamy, silky, high-end hot chocolate with bourbon.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Rated: 4.76 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jan 03, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Oct 13, 2021
Rated: 4.59 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Oct 08, 2021
Photo of GreesyFizeek
Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Baby can batch.

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like spicy oak, dark chocolate, anise, vanilla, coffee, and caramel.

This is absolutely wonderful. Westbound and Down manages to pack so much intense barrel character into their beers without adding booziness or astringency. There's oak spice, leather, caramel, vanilla, char, rye and a light licorice-like bitterness. There's both dark and milk chocolate, and some coffee-like character as well.

This is thick, with no real booziness to it, and a nice drinkability. The 8oz baby can serving size is basically perfect for this.

Like pretty much every stout they've ever done, this is very special.
Aug 19, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 10, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by krl2112 from Illinois

Aug 06, 2021
Photo of REVZEB
Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Midnight black body with a finger of sudsy mocha foam head before settling into a thick collar. Robust barrel and dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, and faint leather nose. Taste as it smells with additions of light licorice and anise, bourbon forward with the vanilla emerging more as it warms. Very warm and barrel forward, thick malts with earthy textures make up the mouthfeel. Just a really well made BBA stout that shows off the barrel
Jun 11, 2021
Photo of maximum12
Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Hey look another 500ML bottle! And it’s Friday! And I don’t have to get up tomorrow! And the Twins are in first place! Let’s just stop the world here, please.

Oh, the beer. The pour is matte black ’79 Camaro ragtop. The nose is bourbon & sweet malt. Full stop.

Westbound & Down Barrel Aged Imperial Stout hits like 2011. Straight bourbon, straight malts imparting sweetness & soft roast, gentle vanilla. NE IPA mouthfeel on a stout is throwback like Jim Thome hitting bombs into the night at Target Field. I could drink this until H. Potter caught the snitch.

Very good beer. Straight down broadway.
Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by mig100 from Texas

Mar 26, 2021
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout from Westbound & Down Brewing Company / The Buffalo Restaurant & Bar
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 10 ratings