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CooperSmiths Bourbon Barrel Stout

CooperSmiths Bourbon Barrel Stout
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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We took freshly emptied Jim Beam Bourbon Casks and filled them with our Horsetooth Stout. The fullnes of the Stout creates a beautiful platform for the sweet peppery flavors of the Bourbon. Rich layers of flavor will roll across your tongue. Its hand drawn and 7.4% abv.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Low carbo. Lighter than expected but a hint of black cherry tart/sweet overtones. Lasts on the tongue. Pulled at the bar and separates well into three strata. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9761) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy bourbon, chocolate, toast and caramel malt, dark fruity esters. Flavor is subdued bourbon, medium caramel and chocolate malt with dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brucebruce81 (256) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Wow this beer was strong in bourbon flavor. I dont think i can handle more than a few of these

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Black with a thick fluffy tan head. Chocolate and light chocolate aroma. Tastes of chocolate and roasted grain with subtle sour bourbon notes and a hint of cherry and a thin palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2011
On tap @ Coopersmiths. Black appearance with a frothy, dark brown head. Somewhat boozy, oaky, whiskey, roasty dark malty nose. Creamy, again somewhat boozy, whiskey, oak, light vanilla, roasty, slighty burnt dark malty flavor. Roasty, medium boozy, whiskey finish. Good but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2010
On tap at Coopersmiths poured a tranalucent dark brown with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, oak, light bourbon and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, carmel, vanilla, milk chocolate, light oak and light bourbon with a smooth dry lingering roasty chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11246) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Light bourbon and oak aromas. Creamy, smooth texture. Subtle vanilla, bourbon and oak flavors. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 11/10/2007 Whisky aroma. Small white head. Black strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with a warming dry bitter whisky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuperWhite92 (22) - , Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Deep, deep black is a great way to describe this wickedly dark hand-drawn cask ale. Thereís a few hints of light, but nothing that would make you think anything other than "black" when describing the appearance. Also included a great, copper-colored head that didnít go away until I was finished drinking the beer.The smell is distinct, yet subdued. Unlike anything youíve smelled before, but not strong enough to definitively say "this is a bourbon barrel stout." The smell includes a mild booze smell and quite a bit of the characteristic coopersmithís stout smell.The taste is great. Total bliss in this department. Itís everything you can love about bourbon and everything great about a high gravity stout rolled into one glass. Itís sweet, but not overly so, and the flavor is something youíre not likely to forget in the near future.The mouthfeel is thick and oily, but still memorable. Itís not anything too spectacular, but itís far from disappointing.As far as drinkability goes, I had no problem drinking a pint. None at all. I actually considered a second, but decided I didnít want to burn myself out. I donít think this would function well as any sort of session beer, but a couple would be A-OK.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2008
This was just delicious! Rich and creamy with loads of milk chocolate. An ample dusting of cocoa powder, caramel and even a hint of nuttiness, melds with sweet vanilla bourbon notes. I could seriously drink this all night and never get tired of it. Great balance overall and throughout.


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