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Magic Rock Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady

Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Imperial Stout
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Annual special bourbon barrel aged release
2012 keg and 330ml bottles
2013 keg and 660ml black wax capped screenprinted bottles
180 day aged Bourbon Barrel version of Bearded Lady Imperial Brown Stout....
Say hello to the Bearded Lady, our uncompromisingly big and beautiful Imperial Stout. Born from our Dark Arts recipe she uses masses of magical malts to deliver deep chocolate, rich coffee and vinous berry flavours all complemented by a balanced yet subtly spicy hop profile. Powerful, robust, intriguing; yet decadently smooth and sumptuous, the lady demands respect…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1441) - Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Shared at RBWG, thanks Ferris! Big, boozy, chocolate, malt, and a ton of bourbon. Syrupy body. Nice BA entry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7022) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Draft - Molasses, light spice and chocolate. Deep jet brown with a decent brown head. Chocolate, roasty malts, light booze and nice dark chocolate and bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2769) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Shared bottle (thanks Ferris). Strong flavor. Weak point may be the particular bourbon barrel used, although the BBL effects are well done: Obvious bourbon notes, a faint wood note, leaving the malts showing too. Thick, smooth and syrupy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2550) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle at RBWG GT. Nose is a super chocolate booze Bomb. A chest warming alcohol burn. Inky. Lightly tart. Very hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8164) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Tasted during RBWG grand tasting. Thanks Ferris for sharing. Near-black color. Thin ring of tan head. Dots and bits of lace. Fantastic coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, mild bourbon oak. Medium to bigger body. Smooth chewy thick texture. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, bigger bitterness too. Light bit of pleasant heat on the back end. Very nice BA imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (654) - ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours black. Bit of foam. Nose is sweet, vanilla, bitter cocolate. Taste is sweet, vanilla in there too, tobacco, dries your mouth. Hint of alcohol, warming, nice. Great, exactly to the point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2976) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This inky black beer pours with a thin brown head. It has a rich chocolate, oak and vanilla flavour with a warming gentle whisky, leather and liquorice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (978) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2014
At Borefts 2014. Pours jet black, white small head. Aroma of bourbon goodness, chocolate, roast. Tast eis more chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and a little nice bitter to wrap it up. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (740) - SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Robust and roasty with elements of cola, caramel and slight butter. Bourbon radiates throughout this not quite full bodied effort making it satisfyingly complex and potent. Very good and individual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5135) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2014
Beautiful bottle: Thanks Leighton: Served in a Chouffe glass. Black beer with a medium sized light brown head. Aromas of chocolate, mocha, roast, earth, chewing gum, mint, manure, coffee, some alcohol and slight whiskey tone. Flavour is light bourbon with some good chocolate notes, pretty strong bitters, malts, wood, mocha, coffee, some spice, cacoa, earth, nuts, roast and raisin. Aftertaste is bitter, chocolate, coffee, some mocha and spiced wood tints with a hint of bourbon. Low carbo, spiced mouthfeel between watery and creamy, more than medium bodied and a bitter light dry texture.

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