COAST Blackbeerd Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
**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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft at Brewvival. Completely black, thick brown head. Aroma of vanilla, burnt espresso, chocolate. Taste is very roasty with brandy and vanilla, but not boozy at all. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
A: The pour is essentially black in color with a thin layer of dark khaki head. S: Whiskey and vanilla come through but the intense roastiness of the base beer is also really quite apparent. There is a bit of dark chocolate and coffee on the aroma as well. A touch of molasses and char. T: Pretty much the same story on the palate. Whiskey flavor and vanilla with charred oak. Lots of roasted malts with some molasses and toffee sweetness as well as dark chocolate notes. M: The body is certainly a bit thin on this beer, but the carbonation and mouthfeel are solid. O: The barrel aging helps to take away some of the intense roast character, but it’s not an amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted chocolate malt, lightly smoked black malt and bitter coffee. Medium body. Finishes with a sweet bourbon/oaky roasted chocolate malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11156) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #72. Draft at Brewvival. Pours an inky dark brown color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, wood, vanilla, bourbon. The taste is big bourbon notes, vanilla, wood, chocolate, roasted malts, herbal hops. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Blackbeard
Date: November 09, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: black, wispy tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, sweet bourbon, caramel and vanilla
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, sweet bourbon, sweet caramel and vanilla, touch of oak, dark chocolate bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (10574) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 2010 vintage. 22 oz. bottle, sent from CooperEllis (thanks a lot, John), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of the buffalo trace barrels upfront, tar and charcoal. Flavour brings out the barrels upfront without overburdening the palate, with some smoked malt, charcoal and almost a sour tang to it, likely from the barrels - not much actual bourbon, just the presence of some sort of barrel aging. A slight improvement from the original, as to increase the complexity. But still sub-par for the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10350) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Growler… This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The aroma offers dark mocha, vanilla, bourbon, coconut and a trace of toasted oak. Full-bodied and silky with solid carbonation. The flavor is of black malt, warming bourbon, sweet dark chocolate, singed caramel and a whisper of pouch tobacco. Lengthy, burnt, mildly boozy finish – hop, black malt and ethanol bitterness hangs out a good while after each sip. World class treatment of a really good, but not great beer. Growler courtesy of Elliesbrown. Thanks Zack!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle with friends. Black appearance with a tiny tan head. Rich toffee, dark chocolate, mild coffee aroma. Thick dark chocolate malty, big caramel/toffee/whiskey, dark plum flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
It has a good roasted malt base but it also has an overbearing sweetness that lingers.

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