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Abita Bourbon Street Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Abita Bourbon Street Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Bourbon Street Stout is an Imperial Stout that is aged in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels. Our Imperial Stout is brewed with a combination of pale, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Oats are also added to give the beer a fuller and sweeter taste. The roasted malts give the beer its dark color as well as its intense flavor and aroma. After fermentation the beer is cold aged for 6 weeks. This is necessary for all of the flavors of the malt and hops to balance and produce a very smooth flavor. After the cold aging the beer is transferred into the bourbon barrels. It is then aged for another 8 weeks to absorb all of the flavors from the barrels. The result is a strong stout that brings out the roasted flavors from the malt and the warming toasted, vanilla, and bourbon flavors from the barrels.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (661) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Above average but doesn't really stand out in weird of big imperial stouts. Very boozy and chocolate heavy. A weird off taste (somewhat metalic) that didn't much hurt enjoyment of the beer. Fun to try.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RIXBREW (11) - USA - JUN 19, 2014
On draft in Kenosha,WI. Has a thin head and pours black but could use more body for an imperial stout based beer. Taste is bourbon and chocalate forward. Aged in pappy van winkle barrels this is a very stellar and unique selection. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1027) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2013
On tap at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. I had no idea this was some special beer....it was just on their beer list and I decided to give it a shot....only to find out that I had gotten the last pour and the keg was kicked. Lucky me. Poured a standard dark brown, light tan head. Smells strongly of vanilla and coffee, and taste is very heavy on the bourbon. Very, very boozy overall. Not a bad beer, but doesn’t really stand up against the cream of the crop barrel-aged stouts.


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