Limited Edition (Bourbon Barrel Milkhouse Stout) | Slab City Brewing Company

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Slab City Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by cokes on 01-10-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Skidz:
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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out bright copper-brown and sits deep mahogony in the glass with a large beige head, fading slowly to a good skimming with abundant lacings.

Smells of sweet, vanilla toned bourbon with mild charred oak pressure. Some cocoa and acidic notes stemming out of the oak.

Tastes midly sweet and nearly appley at first with some acidic accents. Bourbon settles in, providing flavors of vanilla and oak. Settles out into a meager portion of alcoholic warmth and light hops bitterness with few flavors introduced.

Medium bodied but battling a hightly effervenscent carbonation which creates the very light feeling stout which this really is.

Interesting, quite different from most every other bourbon influenced stout I've had...but good. Definately a worthwhile endevour, especially if you enjoy their Milkhouse Stout, which is very good in style.

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Photo of cokes
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Shadowy crimson with a fat ochre froth.
Jim Beam-ejaculate nose full of the boozy musings of hazelnuts, almonds, molasses, vanilla extract, coconut, buttery oak, and mocha java.
Taste is similar, though the original dry Milkhouse traits meander about up front with more conviction. Ashy, burnt, and smoky coffee bean maltiness is plunged quickly into the Bourbon furnace. Blasts of buttery charred oak, toasted coconut, corn syrup, Hazelnut liquor, and a shattering backdraft of blinding vanilla.
Medium-light in build, this is structured as a deeply bourboned quaffer. Fans of the spirit should look for this to see what happens when a lighter-style stout is subjected to the barrels. The results are impressive, as this is one of the better examples I've encountered.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single of this mysterious brew at Riley's here in Madison for 2.99.

Pours a faintly translucent black with garnet and loads of fluffy tan foam. Nose and taste are rife with potent whiskey soaked oak, smokey peat earth, espresso and a blast of vanilla bean. Mouthfeel is slick and a little thin but easy to down. I liked this one, not quite as much as Dragon's Milk as far as bourbon-barrel beers go, but a nice improvement on the mediocre Milkhouse.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz single, comparing this one to the regular milkhouse

appearance: dark and woody rich mahogany, tinted quite clearly amber...light bubbly khaki head

smell: smooth bourbon aroma hits the nose in a delightful fashion, aromas of licorice, vanilla, oak, very milky aromas, light chocolate...wonderful aroma throughout

taste: very very tasty...I've decided that everything should be aged in bourbon barrels. the two beers i have tried before and after saw huge improvements. this one has a smooth bourbon taste throughout, not offensive at all. lots of other flavours are present - vanilla, coconut, oak and other woody flavours, toasty, milky.

mouthfeel: silky smooth, sweet bourbon aftertaste, medium body

drinkability: highly drinkable and delicous

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Photo of Jredner
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is smoky (though that could be oak) with roasty malts in the background. Deep/brown to black in color with a massive twi finger thick head that is mostly lasting, creamy and a nice tan shade. Oak flavor is very big in the fore followed by some sweet almost marzipan flavored maltiness. Hints of vanilla and milk chocolate. But the oak dominates everything and to me that isn’t ideal. I’d rather it be an accent to the main stout flavors than the main flavor itself. Palate is a touch thin also. Criticisim aside it is still a well done brew.

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Photo of blackie
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: The pour creates an eruption of fluffy khaki foam, I have to let it settle some before I can pour the rest into my glass. Nice lacing is left behind. The head recedes very slowly and never completely. The beer is mahogany in color, kinda strange for a stout.

smell: The aromas are subtle and nice. First I pick up on a cocoa aroma, followed by oaky vanilla notes. There's almost a lactic type sweetness. Just a light touch of hops.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is pushing into the high range, a little much for a stout. The body is a lighter medium.

taste: Pretty much the same as the smell. Hints of milk chocolate powder, vanilla, oak, and just a touch of roast. Not much hop flavor and just a subtle bitterness in the finish.

drinkability: The high carbonation makes me feel somewhat bloated and limits drinkability somewhat. Still tasty and pretty drinkable. Great flavors and aromas, but a little too subtle for me.

Brought a single back from Madison, cellared for a couple months since.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. I bought a single of this beer. It was mysteriously labeled "Limited Edition" with no other info. Lucky me there's BA, where I learned this is a bourbon barrel aged version of their Milkhouse Stout. This beer pours out a dark ruby color with a huge, brown head. The aroma is oak, chocolate, hazlenuts, grapes, and vanilla. Cocoa and coffee bean flavor. Bourbon notes come through but don't overpower the stout. Vanilla and hazlenut are most prominent among the bourbon flavors. Not too sweet. Mouthfeel is medium. Good drinkability. This is definitely the best beer I've had from Slab City.

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Limited Edition (Bourbon Barrel Milkhouse Stout) from Slab City Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 7 ratings