Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve) | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve)Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve)
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3.97/5
Very Good
514 Ratings
Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve)Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
3rd Release - 2013 (9.6% ABV)
2nd Release - 2011 (11.4% ABV)
1st Release - February 2009 (10.5% ABV).

After its initial release in February 2008, this Imperial Stout was aged for about 10 months in Bourbon casks from Kentucky.

Added by msubulldog25 on 02-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,006
Reviews:
270
Ratings:
514
pDev:
13.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
85
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143
Trade:
5
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Reviewed from notes

Black pour with a finger of head. Aroma is some nice toffee and oak from the barrel aging on top of a hoppy, sweet base.

The flavor is huge on vanilla from start to finish. Surely a byproduct of the barrel aging. Underneath is a bit of dry cocoa and some citrus hoppiness. Fairly sweet but not cloying.

The body is medium and carbonation has a bit of a sting. Overall, I am definitely impressed by this beer. The vanilla aspect is especially noteworthy.

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Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 514 ratings
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