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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th Anniversary | Atlanta Brewing Company

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th AnniversaryRed Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th Anniversary

Brewed by:
Atlanta Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No label information 20th Anniversary Ale is brewed in the style of an American Imperial Stout, aged in Bourbon Barrels. Available in 12 oz. bottled 4 packs and on limited draft. The brewery finally calculated their age correctly with the release of this beer, skipping their 18th and 19th anniversary ales in the span of one year.

(Appearance) Pours a medium brown frothy foam head over a very dark brown body. Retention is above average and lacing is light and patchy. 4

(Smell) Mild roast, chocolate, some vanilla bourbon and toasted oak characters from the bourbon barrel aging, delicate aroma altogether. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Soft earthy roast malt up front, quickly transitioning to a richer chocolate midsection and finish, complete with subtle toasted barrel, faint bourbon and some fragile vanilla bean. Even with warming, the flavor density is only about halfway to expectations for an Imperial Stout. Sweetness is reserved throughout and the finish is notably dry. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, moderately residual, lightly chewy, very dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a mild frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, short of heavy overall. Balance is slightly earthy roasty bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is modest and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) An impressive Anniversary ale by Red Brick's standards and an enjoyable one by mine. Not quite exceptional as far as Imperial Stouts go, with a slightly less-than-robust and simple malt body, limited bourbon flavor and range and a sharply dry delivery. Despite these setbacks, this is a drinkable and enjoyable Imperial Stout, on the lighter-bodied end of the Imperial Stout spectrum, but a decent choice for local Imperial Stouts and one of the best releases I've yet experienced out of Red Brick. 3.75

Red Brick Brewing Company's
20th Anniversary Imperial Stout Aged In Bourbon Barrels

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Photo of freshcarl
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours fudge brown with a somewhat nondescript beige cap; the head fades quickly to a ringlet but it leaves a nice pattern of spotty lace

Smell: Chocolate fudge, caramel, vanilla and roasted nuts

Taste: Fudge and caramel, up front, with roasted nut and vanilla tones developing; some fruitiness arrives in the middle and there is more brown sugar sweetness in the finish; slight hints of Bourbon throughout

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: This beer has aged nicely and is a very well-balanced barrel-aged stout; it is a bit too sweet for my palate but it has a beguiling range of flavors

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Photo of Brackh
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer on 4/26/15. Been stuck in a cabinet since it came out. Had it side by side with one of the Imperial Stouts by Red Brick that just came out. Man this is a totally different beast. This one smells/tastes so much better. You get the barrel in the nose and the taste. There is some vanilla, oak and char in there that is just awesome. Smooth great beer. Glad it aged well.

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3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.57/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th Anniversary from Atlanta Brewing Company
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