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Abita Bourbon Street Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1634) - - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola with little head. Aroma is vanilla, butterscotch and waffle cone. Taste adds some toasted coconut and roasted malt with a slight fusel aspect. Thin mouthfeel and quite sticky. This is really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1833) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Black with light tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, oak, light bourbon. Tastes of dark chocolate, light bourbon, subtle dark fruit, caramel, oak, a bit of vanilla. Medium-light body with a dry and slightly warm finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Poobah (294) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Dark brown and opaque with a tan head and some lacing. Sweet, vanilla nose with a strong bourbon note. Smooth and lightly-carbonated mouthfeel with a vanilla and bourbon, warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bomber. This one really surprised me. I was expecting garbage, and it was ok. Taste was pretty good, nice bourbon and some chocolate and vanilla favors. Nothing too intense. Body was insanely thin, probably needs to seek medical attention for anorexia, but otherwise not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheSkiz (2) - - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
A kinda lovely dark, dark brown with a sweet start and finish, this beer was rich and bold and strong. Thus, I dig, I dig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and barrel. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bourbon vanilla and carmel aroma. Small tan head. Carmel creamy vanilla and cocoa taste, and mild bourbon finish. I thought this was smooth and easy to drink. Enjoyable. 22oz bottle poured to glass at home

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown with a thick tan head. Light roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Not much in the way of the bourbon. Flavor is mild. Some light chocolate and roasted malts but no bourbon that I could pick up. Decent but didn’t deliver what it promised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from NOLA. Poured black brown with thinning beige head. Aroma deep vanilla choc. Light carb med bod. Taste smooth good barrel presence smoke char.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (36) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2014
On tap at Draught 55 NYC, black body with thin tan head. Roasted cocoa and malt notes. Heavy mouthfeel with tastes of caramel and chocolate finished with sweet honey and vanilla. Hints of black licorice sneak in unexpectedly. Overall, solid BBA imperial stout, I would buy this again.

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