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Boxing Cat Bourbon King Louie Imperial Stout

Boxing Cat Bourbon King Louie Imperial Stout
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Brewed by Boxing Cat Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Shanghai, China
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
A limited release beer as 400 liters was aged for 6 months in Jim Beam Bourbon oak barrels from the USA. This beer is named after Louie, the original cat that inspired Boxing Cat as the company name. This velvety beer contains several roasted malts including a light dash of smoked malt. The addition of coffee adds a rich complexity to this beer with notes of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla along with some subtle smokiness. The use of fragrant hops offsets the malt backbone of this beer as they contribute a balanced bitterness and hop bouquet. A truly complex stout with many layers of flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - AUG 13, 2015
From old notes. From tap. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, wood, alcohol - bourbon. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1429) - - JUN 7, 2014
Draft. Pours black. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malts, and some vanilla. Taste follows the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (3857) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 04.05.2013, tap @ CBC:
Frisk lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, tre, umoden banan, alkohol, kaffi, kakao, gras. Lett tørr smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, tre, kakao, umoden banan, gras, kaffi, alkohol. God bitterhet som set litt. Grei, litt for tørr og ubalansert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013

Draught @ CBC 2013 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, coffee, earty, wood. alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, wood, earthy, bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130504]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours blackish brown with a frothy mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace worth mentioning. Smell is malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, espresso coffee, cocoa powder, glue, dates, soil, hay, paint thinner, vanilla fudge,burnt cookies, caramel, charred wood, alcohol and hints of peat. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, high quality dark chocolate, solvent, glue, alcohol, moist soil, charred wood, hay, burnt caramel, vanilla fudge, bourbon and hints of peat and salty licorice candy. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny roasted astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter and malty with roasted malts, espresso coffee, high quality dark chocolate, burnt caramel, peat, salty licorice candy, acetone and hay. Basically it’s that same smooth solid Imperial Stout that is regular King Louie with a shot of acetone and paint thinner in it. Barrel aging didn’t do this beer much good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3637) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2013
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Really dark brown almost black in the glass and it has a small islandy and sidesticking brown top. Lots of bourbon, vanilla and chocolate on the nose. A bit of zesty yeast as well. Really wood infused, a slight wood sourness also present and it had a mild bourbon touch. Dark feasted with lots of chocolate. Vanilla and some bitter coffee in the finish and lingering aftertaste. 04.05.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17211) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
Tap Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Session 3. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Burnt wood in the nose, dark chocolate, hints of hard alcohol, dark fruits. Big sweet flavor with dried dark fruits, torched wood, dry dark malts. Some light red wine vinous character. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Light dryness to finish, burnt sugars. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20755) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
4th May 2013
CBC. Tired rating! Opaque dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Palate is light and crisp. Nice vanilla wood, mellow dark malts. Crispy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6680) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Tap @ CBC 2013. The pour’s ruddy brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is strong barrel booziness. Wood, treacle, vanilla. Some apple sauce. The taste is vanilla-dipped roasted apples. Some roasted malts and toffee. Earthy forest fruit. Medium body, slick. Overall, a bit heavy-handed. I preferred the non-BA edition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14937) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Black - offwhite head. Lots of bourbon, vanilla, roasted, herbal noppy notes, straw notes, caramel, vanilla, messy notes, light rotten notes. Too thin.

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