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

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4.17/5
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144 Ratings
Red Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th AnniversaryRed Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th Anniversary
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
atlantabrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by coreyfmcdonald on 07-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
144
pDev:
10.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
23
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of kushlash23
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of srgj88
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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 coreyfmcdonald
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with one finger of dense tan foam. Retention is good, lacing is very good.

S: Oatmeal, milk chocolate, and toffee mix in almost equal amounts in this beer. I also get some dark chocolate, but there is certainly not a bitter quality to it. Bourbon is way in the background, but seems to round out the flavors quite nicely.

T: Oatmeal and chocolate take center stage here. It really reminds me of an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Toffee is still there adding to the sweetness, but there is certainly more bitterness and less sweetness than I got in the aroma. The chocolate comes out as more of a mixture of milk and dark chocolate here, though I'm sure much of this is perception due to the bitterness. Fairly boozy.

M: Medium thickness for the style with very creamy carbonation.

O: Impressive. This is not over the top, not overly complex, but is well balanced and well put together. I could use a bit more malt complexity, but I really like this.

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Photo of Bung
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. The usual black pour, thin layer of tan head. Some minimal lacing.

Aroma, Chocolate, caramel and some barrel induced vanilla.

Taste, Light roast malt, chocolates, toffee. Some vanilla. Big woody oak component. Finishes a little drier, some cocoa coffee and anise.

Near full body. Carbonation a little more than creamy. Alcohol well in check.

A real nice blend of barrel and base beer. Not a barrel bomb, but a well done treatment.

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Photo of fredmugs
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours completely opaque black. A small mocha colored head that quickly recedes to a thin ring. Light lacing and legs on the glass.

Nice bourbon aroma, just slightly boozey when compared to most of this style. Some creamy oatmeal at play with perhaps a touch of smoke.

Not huge on bourbon flavor but it's there, more in the finish. More as it warms. Oaky vanilla, smooth oatmeal with traces of charred wood and smoke. Quite nice. Very slight hints of oxidation at times. Some chocolate as well.

Thick creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth and velvety. Full bodied.

A pretty nice barrel aged stout, there are much better examples out there but considering the price and availability I'd drink this again.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to dogdoc for hooking me up with this one in our recent trade. Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Very dark brown, essentially opaque. Forms a thin tan head that fades quickly and low visible carbonation.

S: Oaky vanilla, milder bourbon, some chocolatey malts, sweet dark cacao, and dry woody tannins.

T: Roasted malts, vanilla and cacao in balance, tannins from the oak, some muted bourbon, and mild dark fruits - almost more candied fruit peel. Sweet maltiness with mild roast bitterness and a bit of bourbon burn in the hang.

M: Silky smooth mouthfeel but the body is on the light side. Low alcohol heat, especially for style, and moderate alcohol presence.

O: This was a good beer, but not mind-blowing. It didn't have the chewy, thick mouthfeel I'd expect, and there isn't a whole lot of bourbon flavor or heat. Certainly not a beer for someone who prefers a heavy-handed approach to barrel-aging. I had heard enough good things I had high expectations, and it didn't live up to those. I'm still happy to have tried it, but this falls quite short of the best barrel-aged stouts.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. This beer was brought back from Atlanta in August.

The beer pours a dark engine oil color with a thick-looking consistency. The head doesn't show up on the pour and only forms about a quarter of an inch thick when the glass is turned upright.

The smell is a potent dark chocolate with toasted malt and coffee. Hints of booxe waft in and out but don't suggest that the bottle is aged in bourbon barrels. It's really more of a chocolate showcase. Interestingly, the bourbon barrels impart more characteristics on the taste, where a spicy rye taste and mild heat from the booze join with the chocolate, coffee and malt characteristics to create a real treat. There's a lot of different flavors moving around the palate, yet they are all in good harmony.

The beer really is a treat. The beer is thick, creamy, and its booze well-disguised. This is a beer I wish I'd purchased a case of, rather than just one. Outstanding.

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

Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a small tulip glass jet black with a thinner khaki colored head atop,it just looked menacing...in a good way.Roasted nuts play a big role in the nose along with bitter chocolate,and vanilla/oak.Low carbonation and a fuller chewey feel is nearly spot on for this beer,just great for slower sipping.Flavors are rich with roasted nuts and bourbon notes but not over the top,chocolate and alcohol dipped dark fruit in the finish.I really liked this beer,rich but not over the top with the barrel.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Black as tar with a burgundy ring. No head, not much lacing.

S: Oaky, bourbon, vanilla, malts, anise. Bring it on.

T: Damn! Smokey, sweet and malty. Licorice and vanilla mix with a bourbon backdrop. Alcohol burn slips in for a killer climax. A toasty finish. The Russians have landed.

M: Medium. Not much carbonation.

O: A real sipper. Warming smooths out the finish. Share with friends. Would go well with chocolate chip cookies or cheddar. More, please.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another great extra from ThickNStout.

Never heard of this beer or honestly brewery before, but it this one is true treat.

Not the biggest or blackest, but appears appealing. Slight bit of light appears around the edges.

Aroma is bourbon vanilla oaky sweetness. Not harsh at all.

Taste follows the nose. Oak, bourbon sweetness, roast coffee bitterness. Again not harsh at all and very easy drinking for 10 percent BA beer.

Mouthfeel is well executed, creamy and coating but not heavy.

A very easy drinking and enjoyable BA imperial stout.

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ltdantheman
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JamesStreet
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of seavercm
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of woodchip
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Pookie
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mattsmith413
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of campfirebrew
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DerrickW
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

Photo of SenorEsteban
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Red Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th Anniversary from Red Brick Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 144 ratings
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