Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout | Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial StoutArcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arcadiaales.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by aforbes10 on 12-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
216
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
67
For Trade:
10
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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2015 edition. I get the feeling this is not consistent year to year.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black liquid.

Khaki head; no lace.

Bourbon & oak nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Huge bourbon & oak nose; hint of dark chocolate. Way too boozy to be enjoyable.

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Photo of AMCimpi
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klourie
3.19/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imperialking
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sparty55
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfstilling
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rutager
3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eric1Mess
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of rudzud
2.93/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2

Received as an extra in a trade a while back. Bottled on 10/08/2012.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a darker brown hue that was quite clear initially but darkened up as the glass was filled. There was a half finger darker head that faded quickly to leave mostly wisps.

S - Aromas of sweeter bourbon, darker fruits, booze, malts, super faint vanilla.

T - Taste is quite balanced. Not much chocolate notes, mostly sweeter bourbon, faint vanilla, absurdly faint darker fruits, malt sweetness. Fair amount of booze, that actually gets a bit harsher as it warms. Its not very Russian Imperial Stout like, not sure what to make of this.

M - Mouthfeel is alright, nicely carbonated, as boozy as it is it doesnt really sit like that in the mouth. Probably the best aspect of this beer.

O - Overall, this isnt a bad beer I'm just completely confused by it. If you'd blindfolded me and had me drink it I would think its maybe a barleywine, but that's about it. Not much in the way of dark fruits, chocolate, char, anything. Just sweet bourbon and sweet malts are the dominant qualities. Really odd.

Serving Type: Bottle

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of gcamparone
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz glass into a snifter. Thanks Keith for this one.

Pours a deep brown, nearly black body with a small head that reduces quickly to a ring of foam.

Smells of.. Jack Daniels. Straight whiskey at first. Tons of whiskey. Upon further evaluation, I get some vanilla extract and cocoa mixed with.. Jack Daniels. I've never smelled a more whiskey forward beer.

Taste has a little less whiskey but not much less.. Whiskey upfront, chocolate, vanilla, and toffee on the follow through, then more whiskey on the finish.

Mouthfeel is lacking.. Over carbonated and too light for a 12% stout. Not rich

If I wanted a stout that tasted like this one, I would have found mediocre stout and threw a shot of whiskey in it. Not complex or balanced. Pretty bad.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of charneym
4.04/5  rDev +8%

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