RateBeer
overall
97
70
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
True to its Boontling moniker, “Huge Arker” is a massive force of nature that detonates on your tongue. After primary fermentation, the beer is aged in Wild Turkey® Bourbon barrels until it fully matures. The deep mahogany color is evocative of the opulence to follow. Dark luscious aromas of burnished oak mingle with candy sugar, bourbon and hearth-baked bread. The luxurious flavors redolent of honey and molasses are intertwined with the richness of dark chocolate and the ardent warmth of alcohol, underpinned with hints of coffee, vanilla and dark fruits.
ABV from 11% to 13.5% in 2014.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (802) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours coca cola brown with a off white head. Aroma is caramel, dark chocolate, mild bourbon. Flavor follows, bourbon and oak heavier in the taste, than on the nose.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3432) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle. Nice amount of fizzy head that laced the snifter. Aroma is oak, weak bourbon, mild smoke with a touch of molasses. I like the flavor a lot, tobacco leaves, earthy roasted malt, the body is a little lean but the mouthfeel isn’t a negative. Good roasted grain, whiskey and mild ground coffee. Good but for BA stout kinder of on the lower end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Grabbed this in early 2014 in SF. Bomber in a snifter, very dark brown with reddish hues, light carbonation. The nose is pretty weak, some burnt sugar, cherry and pears maybe some chocolate but it’s all very faint. Taste is nice, very ashy and a bit of cigar leaves. brown sugar and some strange spices. Roasted espresso is faded just a bit of baker’s chocolate, finish is apple pie, cinnamon and sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (551) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours a really dark brown, almost black, with a decent dark tan head. Aroma is rich, notes of oak. The taste is a wonderful blend of aged whiskey, and malts, slightly sweet. Smooth and very drinkable. High alcohol is fairly well disguised. A great BA imperial stout. Thumbs WAY up!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3277) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Une grosse bouteille de 22 onces bue dans mon camp de chasse. 13.5%. 6 mois dans une barrique de Wild Turkey®. Bête peu féroce noire qui montre un col qui n’est pas épais mais qui est tout de même agréablement beau. Au nez, les arômes de caramel et de gaufrette chocolatée se mêlent plutôt habilement aux effluves de bourbon et de parfums boisés. Quant aux saveurs, un petit rien de différent avec son lot de malts caramélisés, ses traces de chocolat et son bourbon boisé et éthylique. En bouche, cette bière a du corps et une bonne texture huileuse. Elle est par contre assez pétillante pour le style. La finale se fait sur des notes florales et boisées d’un bourbon caramélisé et chaud. Pas si mal.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Coffee, chocolate, bourbon, oak. Alcohol, burgundy, licorice, brown sugar. Active soft brown head on darkest brown. Stinging while light in the mouth, quick warming. Busy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2968) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
This is really good for a super huge barrel aged imperial stout. It’s black with a creamy head. There’s lots of bourbon here but it’s not completely over the top, adding complimentary coconut and cherry notes which serve to emphasize chocolate notes from the roast malt. This is a big beer to be sure but does not come off as overly sweet despite its rich texture. This isa style that frequently runs me the wrong way but this one really works.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Shared by Gustav.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, bourbon, chocolate, coffee.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, some alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6980) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very dark brown with a finely bubbled tan head. Strong bourbon character here, quite sweet, with a body that seems thinner than I expect from a 13.5% beer. The bourbon is somewhat out of balance here, overriding any nuances that the beer might have. Not bad, but not a favourite of mine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2852) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 The aroma is bourbon, sweet, brown sugar, vanilla. Appearance is deep brown no head. The flavor is licorice, brown sugar, bourbon, chocolate. The finish is sweet, pine. Restrained bourbon. Medium/thick in body. Very nice.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50