Dock Street Barrel Aged Prince Myshkins
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This special batch of our Prince Myshkinís Russian Imperial Stout was aged for 11 months in oak barrels that once held Pinot Noir wine. In addition to the big chocolatey espresso like flavors typically found in our stout, the time in barrels added nuanced notes of vanilla, mocha and coconut. A slight herbal hoppiness and hint of alcohol burn round out the profile of this perfect winter tipple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2011
22oz bottle. Very dark brown power, almost black, with a small sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, vanilla, lots of oaky / woodiness, coffee, and lighter Pinot. Tastes of Pinot (more than aromas), vanilla, roast, chocolate, ashes, and wood. Softer body with alcohol hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, light roasting, vanilla, coconut, slight oak, and slight tannin. Poured pitch black in color with a tiny, tan/brown head around the edges only. Opaque. Not sparkling. Tiny lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, coffee, coconut, vanilla, slight oak, and a hint of tannin. Medium body. Thin, then dry texture. Soft carbonation. Malt, roast, coffee, vanilla, coconut, light wood finish is dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown/black, with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, wine, roasted malt, vanilla, and dark fruit. Flavor is wine, chocolate, roasted malt, oak, coffee, and a little alcohol. Carbonation is low and body is medium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Dock street BA prince myshkin. 750ml bottle courtesy of Todd while we visited at beermongers ... Pours a deeper shade of stouty black with deeper reddish edges oaky deep woodiness with a touch of ash. Some vinousness surfaces midway and late through the initial pour... Ashy dark chocolate, wood, and deeper rooted wine notes. Semi bitter and boozy in the finish. Thinner bodied unfortunately but the flavor profile is solid. 8/4/7-3/16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3443) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 5/12/11. Label says 12 oz but obviously a 750. Inky brown with sparse tan froth. Nose is dark chocolate, oak, caramel and dry port. Medium body with buzzy carb and a hot finish. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, espresso, red wine and earthy greens. Hints of vanilla, black pepper and dark fruits add some depth but canít quite overcome the bitter vinous notes. Warming brings out the richness. 2/19/15. Cracked this one on the coldest day of the year. The wine notes have mellowed and the body has become richer. Kind of like liquid chocolate covered cherries without the booze. It took a few years but this is a near perfect manifestation of a wine barrel stout. Upping overall to an 18.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle, courtesy Beerlando. Still dark pour, black in color, rousing doesnít elicit much head. Rich aroma, mild roast taste, but a robust lacto and alcohol mix gives a nice rich, full stout experience.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2011
On tap at Caponeís. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a very, very dark brown color that is for all intents and purposes black, so letís go with that. Small mocha head falls away without any lacing or legs. The nose starts out well enough with some roast and chocolate but then hits harder with quite a bit too much oak and tannin. Too new or barrels or too much time in the barrel? Iím not expert enough to know, but something was a bit off here. The flavor suffered from the same flaws, though it was certainly a respectable--and likely enjoyable--base beer. Roast and chocolate, but tannic oak dominated, and I didnít get any vanillin or anything else of the sort. Dry finish on a medium body. Good direction, but didnít quite hit the right marks. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 04-25-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
On draft at Capones. Pours a pitch black with a medium sized beige/light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, rich chocolate, Pinot Noir wine notes and light oak wood. Taste of roasted malts, wine notes, dark chocolate and barley ??

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5481) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, wood, pinot, dark fruits, anise, coffee, and sherry. Taste of dark chocolate, roast, light smoke, vanilla, wine barrel, more anise, and light alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Huge thanks to shadowane for bringing this to our tasting. 2010 vintage aged oak Pinot noir bottles. Pours a deep, dark chestnut brown that appears black in the glass with mahogany edges when held to a light source. One and a half finger dark mocha head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Rich chocolate malt aroma with a good bit of earthy oak, vanilla and vinous dark frui. The barrel aging is very prominent in the nose with lots of red wine character as well as a strog oak/wood presence. Hints of chooclate, toffee and coffee bean countered by grape, plum and currant. Slightly viscous medium body with lots of luscious dark chocolate malt that is nicely complimeted by the barrel character. A good balance of vinous dark fruit, oak tannis and roster malt. Hints of grape, plum and currant along with subtle vanilla, earhy wood and roared malt. Iím picking up roster coffee bean, chocolate, hazelnut and toffee. The alcohol is very well masked but there is a got bit of heat toward the end of the palate and warmth in the finish.

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