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COAST Blackbeerd Imperial Stout Barrel Aged (Bourbon Barrel)

COAST Blackbeerd Imperial Stout Barrel Aged (Bourbon Barrel)
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (7940) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (250) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Pour is jet black with a bubbly brown head. Notes of brown sugar and caramel on the nose, dark chocolate, a little coffee, oak, and subtle vanilla. Very sweet taste, lots of oak, light bourbon notes, caramel and molasses, brown sugar, dark roasted coffee, and dark fruits. Not bad, though I feel like there isn’t much barrel character coming through.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (1737) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2013 release. Bottle thanks to icehawk ! Pours a deep black color with a solid finger of thick khaki foam that sticks nicely. The nose is big cocoa puff, deep bakers chocolate laced bourbon, underlying burnt brownie and smokey salted caramel. The palate follows with nice balance between sweetness and booze. Lots of layers of sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, cola, licorice and bitter coffee roast. Nice traces of bourbon on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Rating 600. 2013 release. Pitch black pour with brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, alcohol. Big slightly chewy mouthfeel. Black licorice and vanilla. Alcohol burn on the tonque, and warms the whole body. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with an alcohol bite. Great drinkability.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1461) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with great khaki head that dissipated quick. Oak and ash coconut aroma. Smooth slight burn nice roasted barrel ash finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2012, black waxed, Blanton’s barrels. on draft at Brewvival but rated from the bottle purchased at the release. pours a rich, dense black that sits oily in the glass capped by a razor thin, dark khaki, head. aroma is excellent with rich chocolate brownies, gingersnap cookies, dark roasted malts, and toasted coconut backed by smoked wood, ash, dark fruits, and just a hint of bourbon. flavor is wonderful as well with more barrel notes of vanilla, coconut, toasted wood, and spiced bourbon coming forward ahead of chocolate malts, graham crackers, maple, and coffee with dense, smokey roast on the back end. palate is rich and full bodied with minimal carbonation and a lingering, dry finish of spirits and cocoa. overall, probably the best version of BA Blackbeerd to date. well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6344) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
It has a good roasted malt base but it also has an overbearing sweetness that lingers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (879) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Brewvival 2013. Awesome treatment. Black pour with a big mocha head. Big and beautiful nose full of sweet bourbon, rich dark malt, cocoa and some vanilla. Flavors were big and boozy with notes of cocoa and plenty of dark malt. The Blanton’s really shined here. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - 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


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