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Magic Rock Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2015
Thanks to Owen for the bottle Jet black with dark brown head. Good spotty lacing and good head retention. Nose is chocolate, bourbon, roasted malts, char, vanilla, some dark fruits, oak, and vanilla. Taste is a lot of bourbon and oak. Hints of dark fruits, oak, roast, and acid. Far bigger than the 10.5% gives. Quite boozy. Lots of oil, lots of oak and bourbon in the feel. As said a lot of booze but pretty drinkable for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3926) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2015
Fra flaske på ØST, sammen med Odd Gunnar og Egil sep-15: o du salige, dette er så mykt, komplekst og avrundet som man kan ønske seg av en imperial stout. En fantastisk øl å dele med gode venner - stor takk til Odd Gunnar for denne! Velværet har nå tatt fullstendig overhånd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (6919) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2015
Shared bottle at Øst, Stavanger. Pours black with a small creamy tanned head. Lovely inviting aroma, dark malts, some coffee, vanilla, red fruits. Thick oily mouthfeel. Taste is delicious and complex dark malty, vanilla, liquorice, bourbon, spice, very well hidden alcohol, smooth lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2238) - NORWAY - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle shared with JMD and OGJ at Øst 03.09.15. Ebony. Brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter liquorice and vanilla. Similar taste, also with star anise. Evident bitterness. Oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Black pour under a small tan head. Chocolate strong in the aroma, fudgey when mixed with the barrel, some whiskey, oak, a hint of acidity. Chocolate flavor, light coffee, roast, whiskey, barrel, hinting at tartness. Eh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 First Rating 20/5/2012...... tap at magic rock ... deep black ... thin tan ..deep roast malts ... light soft bourbon nose ... dark malts ... lightest bourbon ...meaty roast ... big soft malt roast ... huge chocolate ... mellow smooth and great balance ... crackin ... cant wait to try along side the standard Deep black ... thin tan lacing ... deep roast ... dark malts ... light bourbon .... soft toffee malts ... Keg at the bat... Dark blackd... Thin tan head... Soft roast... Dark malts... Dark roast... Little thinness due to keg:?(... Dark meatu roasts... Doft bourbon... Just the right smount of bourbon.... Nice 4.2 Bottle at home (hand bottle from 2011 drunk 2014 thanks Rich) ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft raost ,ellow malts ... dark roast ... melloew msalts ... soft bourbon nose ...thiner body ... rich roast .. mellow malts ...rich malt ... dark malt ... deep roast big soft bourbon bourbon ... rich sweet toffe roast malts ... nice 4.2Tap at CBC ... deep blzck ... thin tan lacing ... deep roast ... sweet malt ... soft coconut nose ... Dark roast ... mellow malt roast .. soft alcohol... light coconut ... soft nuttyness 4.3Bottle at home Aug 2014 ... 2014 Vintage ... deep black ... massive tan head ... massive meaty coconut bourbon ... dark roast nose...big boozy front ... juicy roast ... dakr malts ... masivee coconut... meaty malts ... big soft bourbon ... think i prefered it on keg at CBC .. this seems more boozy 3.8... Oh 2014 (i thought it was 13 before i found info) dark black.. Small tan head... Soft dark coconut chocolate roast malts nose... Soft chocolate roast.. Smooth malt.. Soft sweet chocolate roast.. Mellow malts... Dark soft roast soft sweet coconut chocolate 4.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1699) - 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 (8954) - 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 (3354) - 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 (2982) - 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.

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