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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)
BA SCORE
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:
#4,878
Reviews:
270
Ratings:
514
pDev:
13.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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84
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Trade:
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Photo of Eziel
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cwreay90
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeBond
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Label data: brewed in 2013, bottle number 029.

Black abyss of a body; thick, dense, light tan head. Dark chocolate aroma with cherries, and anise. Rich cocoa flavor; tantalizing touch edge of whiskey mid-way through the sip and lingering at the finish; mild astringency; nice bitterness. Primarily heavy body; some residual sugar heft.

The balance and depth of the flavors make this a distinctive barrel-aged stout. Well-rounded and very delicious. The body, while heavy, also seemed to have a certain contradictory thin (if not watery) quality to it. I would have expected a deeper, richer feel for a beer such as this. Regardless, this is a superb offering.

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Photo of deesbeers
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite of the bourbon barrel aged stouts, so far. Very hard to find outside of the Pacific Northwest, it would seem.

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Photo of DeepBrew
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Labeled Brewmaster Reserve 2013, ABV 9.6

Poured from 22oz bomber into snifter

A: Black with medium tan foam and good retention. Leaves behind good lacing.

S: Beautiful smell of caramel, malt, barrel, vanilla and booze

T: Tastes less rich than it smells, the sweet is still there and the chocolatey bitter, but the vanilla is gone and the barrel is muted compared to what I expected after 12 month of aging. The aftertaste was somewhat dry for the style.

M: Creamy, medium strong, medium carbonation

O: After taking in the beautiful looks and smell, the taste was somewhat of a let-down.

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3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.24/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdwardK77
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harvest06
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bralor
1/5  rDev -74.8%

Photo of Matty-McBier
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of GabeBoise
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

2013 edition. Not labeled as Black Gold. Delicious bourbon aromas and smooth, bourbon infused stout flavor. Thinner and creamier mouthfeel than many other imperial stouts.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Chisoxxx1
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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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