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COAST Blackbeerd Imperial Stout Barrel Aged (Bourbon Barrel)
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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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**NOTE** This entry is for the bourbon barrel aged version only. The Jack Daniels whiskey barrel aged version is under separate entry in the database.

Batch 1 (June 2010): 7-months in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels
2012 Release - Aged 11 months in Blanton’s Barrels.

As dark as the legend of Blackbeerd himself, behold the Imperial Stout. Sweet malts battle roasted grain on the decks of yer tongue. Like a blast from a cannon, hop are followed by smoked malt.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle from The Charleston Beer Exchange on 10/22/2010. Bottled on 06/15/2010. Clear dark black body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet bourbon, vanilla and chocolate aroma. Sweet vanilla and chocolate flavor. Very smooth mouthfeel with medium full body with moderately low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Black, a bit of reddish brown highlight with a swirl of foamy carbonation. smells oaky with vanilla, lots of vanilla, i love vanilla... mmm. some malty caramel notes and a touch of roast/coffee/chocolate, but not much. taste is sweet chocolate and vanilla, man do i love me some vanilla. bourbon. Extremely smooth and a nice caramel edge. easy to drink, mouthfeel is right on for this. a bit of carbonation for lifting. This is a nice beer. I would never pass one of these up.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4536) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle. Dark black pour, small, tight tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light burnt notes. This beer certainly isn’t doing anything new, but it is quite delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Draft at Brewgrass. Black with a tall, dark tan head. Big malty, bourbon aroma. Sweet start with a touch of bitterness at the end. The bourbon touch is just right, not weak, not overpowering. Excellent BA beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a dark brown coor with a collared tan head around the glass. The aroma has a nice bourbon aroma with roast and slightly boozy. Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation. Not very sweet taste with a nice bourbon taste followed by a slight bitter leather aroma. Lingering bitterness. Pretty easy drinking.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Big thanks to G311 for this one. Pours inky black with a light tan head and little lacing. Smell is very nice with the bourbon really coming through alongside a fair amount of chocolate and malt. The barrel dominates the falvor as well. A bit of oak and plenty of chocolate. Mouthfeel is quite nice and has that typical barrel-aged mouthfeel that is a bit difficult to ever describe. Drinkability is quite high as well. I will hand it to COAST on this one, as this is much, much better than the regular version of Blackbeerd. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-17-2010

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6414) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle pour, thanks Greg! Deep black with tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, and peat. Taste was nice sweet vanilla and caramel, bourbon middle with a nice smoky, roasted bitter and dry finish. Very nice!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
LCBS 2010. 50belair!! nearly black, brown head. Aroma is roasty, toasty, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, dark dark fruits. Flavor is sweet bourbon, roasted malt, espresso, bitter chocolate. I love this beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle shared at the LCBS 10. Black in color with a small tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and smoke. The taste also was roasted malts, oak, and smoke....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3569) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Bomber via trade thanks to monsterzero on BA. Pours black in color with a small tan head that leaves a ring. The aroma is roasty and a little smoky with coffee and chocolate notes. Whiskey too of course. Pretty nice. The flavor is really solid too. Balanced and tasty, with dark chocolate, coffee, roast, oak, and bourbon. Integrated very well. Smooth on the palate and not too boozy with full body and low carbonation. A solid -bal aged RIS overall. Enjoyable.


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