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Abita Bourbon Street Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lawman834 (252) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015
Entering from my scorecard after having sampled at the Big Texas Craft Brew Fest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (805) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours deep, opaque black with a 1-finger caramel-colored head. Mild woody aroma, with notes of bourbon and chocolate. Medium body, a touch oily, with a notable boozy astringency to the finish. Flavor of chocolate, with notes of wood and vanilla underneath, that gives way to some caramel at the back.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (372) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2015
Lighter than expected. A little sweeter and more tar sugars. Barrel is too light. Tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (440) - Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bought a bottle to share at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Thick dark black pour with a bourbon and chocolate aroma. Taste is bourbon and chocolate too. Decent beer for the price, but not a top tier stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting. Deep brown and capped with a finger of creamy tan head. Nose is light barrel, roast, chocolate… light bitters. The barrel influence is well done here; lightly sweet with a little oak. Some cocoa and vanilla. A little bittersweetness and a bite that I associate with rye. Pretty darn good, better than other Abita brews I had so far.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @DC tasting ][ ? ][ mini tumbler ][ 02.15.15 ]
hazy sepia, puffy cream head drops to a ring, light lacing. Heavy roast nose, cake and brownie sweetness. Sweet front palate, light chocolate and roast mid, sticky with faint rubber before the sweet, soft finish, slightest cardboard before growing marshmallow sweetness in the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2015
The aroma has bourbon barrel as well as burnt malt, molasses, and coffee. The appearance is dark brown with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with both bitter and sweet. The palate is thin. Overall nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3040) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Brings a hard knock to the beer, it's going to have a rich malty presence with a low head, drink carefully ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
7.11.2014. Strong vanilla aroma and also in taste, roasted malts, toffee, bourbon.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MosquitoPilot (8) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
Bomber. Thick small bubble head that dissipated quickly. Nose is bourbon and oak with cacao. Taste is bourbon and dark fruit. I don’t get much roasty malt. A very enjoyable brew, but not an exemplar of a stout.


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