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Abita Bourbon Street Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 119   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlmostHome (41) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Very good beer. Effervescent comes to mind when I think of the mouth feel. Great malty, bread flavor. One pint and six ounce bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12078) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 I picked this one up in a small store in Georgia. Light black with a moderate tan swirl. Nose is roast malt, subtle bourbon, chocolate, light spice. Taste comprises bourbon, toffee, chocolate, light charr, spice. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Easy drinking impy, bourbon well balanced and drinks below the ABV, a little simplistic and lacking depth though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anthony850 (341) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Very smooth with a great bourban taste. By. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3247) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2015
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate coffee vanilla and a nice light bourbon barrel touch. Taste is more of the roast malts chocolate coffee vanilla and light bourbon touch. A very big surprise from abita.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2350) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Balanced roast and vanilla aroma. Deep chocolate brown with tan head. Roasty with some chocolate edges and a hint of vanilla. The bourbon is extremely subtle and all flavors meld seamlessly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lawman834 (253) - 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 (817) - 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 (414) - 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 (449) - 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 (2873) - 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.


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