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Abita Bourbon Street Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 129   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.


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (279) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6834) - .....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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3888) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
650 ml. BB 03/27/16. Robe brune très foncée avec une tête que je pourrais qualifier de petite mais de tenace. Des parfums de vanille, de chocolat, de caramel et de vodka viennent se loger dans mes narines. Des saveurs de chocolat, de bourbon, d’alcool blanc, de malts rôtis, de caramel, de guimauve et de noix de coco visitent mes papilles. Une bouche épaisse avec une sensation habituellement laissée par le lactose. Un jeu mou des bulles. Une finale qui montre sans gêne un alcool qui fait un travail d’assèchement. Plus ou moins facile à boire. Définitivement pas dans les ligues majeurs. Ceci dit, loin d’être désagréable. Comme le sexe et la pizza, quoi.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7488) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. Brown-black beer with a light tan head. Chocolate and bourbon aroma. caramel and chocolate flavor with bourbon. Medium bodied. Caramel and bourbon lingers with light chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (866) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2015
From a 22oz bottle poured in a Scotch Silly tulip glass. Aroma of rich malts, bourbon, caramel, salt toffee. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of dark malts, malt balls, toffee, bourbon. Overall big, bold, significant alcohol but flavorful, quite enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Sampled from the tap at the Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival. Pours a near clear dark brown with a brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has notes of musty dark grains with a bit of bitter chocolate supported by bourbon. Flavor has musty dark grains with bitter chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of bourbon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Dark black, light tan head. Light vanilla and molasses, sweaty gym bag notes. Light bitterness, kinda sweet, weird funky earthiness. Medium body, kinda lightly carbonated. Lingering finish. Fine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4610) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Aroma is caramel and roasted/toasted malts. The flavor is dark malts, caramel, toasted malts and an acidic/dryish finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle… RBWG 2015… Pours black with a small, fleeting, mushroom-colored head. The aroma is an intertwining of bourbon, fudge, dark chocolate and a hint of caramel. Full-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is a plush swirl of vanilla, chocolate crème, almond nuttiness and caramel. Finishes with a nice kiss of buttery toffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1326) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
On tap at Square Burger. Pours black with a thin off white head. The aromas are bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, motor oil. The mouthfeel is dry and bitter with a heavy body and light carbonation. Cheers!


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