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Abita Bourbon Street Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1815) - Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle - big tan thick head, pitch black color, sweet boozy roasty aroma and flavor, with some vanilla and wood notes, mild chocolate, smooth finish, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackBeerPG (126) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Taste of rich warming bourbon and toasted malts. Dark brown color and mostly clear. Semi sweet malty bourbon nose. Full but not heavy body, with a tan delicate lace. Woody barrel notes are present as with a bit of alcohol bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle. Another good beer from Abita. Deep, dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma was chocolate, coffee with notes of vanilla. Taste is chocolate, burnt toast, vanilla, bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2015
650ml bottle. Dark brown pour, cheaper bba beer and not bad either, very chocolatey, some vanilla and bourbon, lower body, but not enough to ruin it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (516) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Draft at Klobys. Pours viscous black with thin tan head. Sweet toffee, vanilla and bourbon notes. Lots of flavor, espresso, dark chocolate, almonds, vanilla bean and Pappy van winkle shining through... A fine BBA RIS...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2015
22 oz. bottle pours a dark with small but lasting light brown head. Aroma is mostly roasted malts, with some vanilla, oak, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is sweet with a boozy finish. It became easier to drink as it warmed up, but the first sip . Body is full with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and perhaps too much carbonation. I expected more from a barrel aged Imperial Stout, having tried so many great ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (1561) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Abita Bourbon Street Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is a brownish black beer with a thin head of small tan bubbles. Nose is vanilla, oak, caramel, and a little creme brulee. Taste is sweet caramel and vanilla with a bit of the oak and the alcohol on the back end . body is luscious and creamy. a very fine example of the best of blending imperial stouts and bourbon aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (4124) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2015
22 ounce bottle. The beer is a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has wood, oats, bourbon, caramel, nuts, toffee. The taste is mostly sweet and boozy, and has a nice bready oaty character. Bigger body and lower carbonation. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (452) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Draft that poured a dark black. The aroma is a little boozey, while the flavor is chocolate and vanilla. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Thought I’d had this but I have no evidence .. . Pours a dark brown black .. Really happy foam .. Mild bourbon, burnt wood, and ink .. Mouth is, as expected, mild .. Nice and simple finish .. A step in the right direction once again for Abita .. . . Please don’t feed the monkeys!

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