Bourbon Stout | District ChopHouse & Brewery

BA SCORE
3.92/5
64 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
District ChopHouse & Brewery
District of Columbia, United States
districtchophouse.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A portion of our Oatmeal Stout is aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels. Six weeks of conditioning lend it a bourbon overtone with mellow vanilla flavors from the American White Oak barrels. Served cool, not cold, via a traditional English beer engine. Intense and bold! Try it with dessert.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,403
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
64
pDev:
14.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffSK
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.94/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Served too warm. Not just cool/cellar temperature, this was served room temperature. However, the flavor was nice and the bourbon wasn't overwhelming.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On cask at the brewpub.
essentially black body with a decent head.
Lots of bourbon flavor and aroma, suggesting the bourbon barrel was not ruined before brewery use.

Smooth but overly light body.

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3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a cask into a shaker pint glass at the chop house.

A: thick dark chocolate with a consistent light brown finger head.
S: sweet milk chocolate, vanilla bean, cooked oatmeal, Woodford reserve bourbon, sweet cherry wood, maple syrup with bakers chocolate vapors.
T: This is the most bourbon ever placed in a mix with oatmeal stout! I caught a serious buzz just off one beer. You get a full milk chocolate mouthful in sweet oaked bourbon. Very heavy presence of cherry wood and sweet corn mash. Luscious vanilla bean.
M: very smooth. Medium bodied. Frothy and easy drinking deliciousness. You get a nice bourbon lingering finish that drags the cherry maple corn mash with you.
O: this is a delicious cask bourbon stout. Frothy, sweet, booze filled chocolate stout goodness. Not to sweet but damn heavy on the bourbon.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of TheLittleMrs
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My husband and I were incredibly pleased with this beer. We're planning our next visit from NJ just to get this again; hopefully they'll have it! I could taste the vanilla and we both thought it was velvety smooth. I wish DC Chophouse could sell growers and get a place near us. Definitely one to get again.

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Bourbon Stout from District ChopHouse & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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