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Bristol Beer Factory Imperial Stout Bourbon Cask

Formerly brewed at Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Imperial Stout
Bristol, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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bottled, special. Part of 2012 "12 Stouts of Christmas"
Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Casks. Our Imperial Stout has been aged in Oak Bourbon casks for 4 months so taking on the rich flavours. Rich, strong, smooth with a kick. Enjoy as an after dinner drink or late night tipple. Drink from a brandy snifter as a real treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2013
330ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Fest2013)
Nice vanilla aroma. Classic bourbon, but not boozy bourbon. Some butter from the wood too. Lovely. Black, small ring head. Lovely smooth palate, sweet apple retronasals. Lovely sweet body, but not sugary. Nicely roasted, but no ashiness. Some dark choc in the finish. Gets a bit dryer in the palate later, but the aroma if anything improves. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Bottled 33cl tasted at GB RAF. Slightly smoky nose. Beige lasting head. Dark brownish black color. Slightly sweet taste with some hints of vanilla. Also some sourness and hints of coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RexTalionis (2618) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 08/11/2015. Pours dark reddish brown, thick creamy tan head. Licorice mostly in aroma at first with some oaky barrel whiskey notes coming through. Loads of vanilla in aroma too. Bitter chocolate, vanilla and some roasted coffee notes in aftertaste as well. Really smooth and scaringly easy to drink. Sweet bourbon notes in finish. One of the better imperial stouts that has come around lately.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (3460) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
33cl bottle, bbe 11/2015. gallows bird. Black color, brown head. Vanilla, oaky aroma, "innis&gunn" like. Flavor is vanilla, wood, roasted malt, alcohol. Super smooth. Very easy to drink. Too easy even. wow.best imperial in a while

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dommod2011 (703) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
In a snifter for a treat. Nice bourbon hit, good depth, warmth coming through in the finish, that 4 months is optimum. Is it snowing outside?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7428) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
330 ml bottle. BB 08/11/2015. The Gallows Bird XVI Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland. Black colour with small tan head. Strong malty aroma with alcohol, some hops and whisky sweetness. Flavour is quite like wise. Hmm... not my favourite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4821) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Gallows Bird, 20130125) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had wood, vineousness, malts and alcohol. Palate was full bodied and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, vanilla, vineousness, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was woody, roasty and bitter. The wood was too strong but otherwise a decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4019) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2013
330ml bottle @ Gallows Bird, Espoo

Pours pitch black with small brown head. Aroma of strong roasty notes, hints of ripe fruits, vanilla, bourbon, wood and coffee. Taste is roasty with some notes of bourbon, vanilla and oak. Feels quite sweet but not that heavy. Finish is roasty and sweetish with some malty notes and hints of vanilla and oak. Okay, not your typical barrel aged IS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Brilliant smell. Getting lots of soft bourbon, keeps giving. Making my eyes water a little as Iím inhaling so much. Bit like in Domís car, only the smell is more than marginally preferable. Not sure what they were on about either, Iíve not mentioned any dinosaurs, think it was only Andy though, not Marc - he didnít seem to know either. mm... smooth, thick, full, not too much booze... sweet, the bourbon aging takes away so much of the classic coffee/choc flavours you get in imp stouts, creating a very different drink. Like a quality stout with a shot of bourbon in but the bourbon has no alcohol. This is interesting, glad itís not 500ml though. Gonna relax now the rating is done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisHSOTE (22) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
Very smooth, slight coconut. Good chocolate. Not what I expected from bourbon aging. very nice.

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