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Glacier Imperial Stout (Oak Aged)
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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This is the big daddy of stouts. The style was originally brewed in England for Catherine II, Empress of all the Russias over 200 years ago. The high alcohol helped the beer make the journey to Russia. Technically a style of barleywine, our version of this whopper boasts malt, chocolate, roast, vanilla, coconut, and alcohol. Naturally carbonated rendering an intensely creamy head and mouth feel. Aged in various oak barrels including Jim Beam and Napa Valley wine barrels.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2007
FoBAB 2007. Finally get to pop the cap on Alaska beers. And yes, it’s still aged in Ukranian oak. My first beer at FoBAB, so my perceptions are still relatively clean: Light cherry and grape smell. Oak is there; usually I don’t perceive it, but here it’s a light presence. Toffee and cherry taste. Alcohol seems a little strong, but not burning. Some young whiskey notes at the finish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2014 version, 1 year in Cherry infused Jim Beam barrels
Clear dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of whiskey, cherry and woody. Flavors of dark malts, woody, vanilla and cherries
Nice

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (306) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Cask conditioned, Jim beam barrel aged at 12 days of barley wine. Black opaque, nut colored skiff of foam. Aroma is roasty with a hint of oak and whisky. Taste is big creamy vanilla and toast and whisky and milk chocolate, hint of anise. A bit sweet, but deep, with subdued alcohol at the end, sweeter than I i usually like, but this is deep, and good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2388) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. Slight sour, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, slight heat/warming, woody, oxidized, it is a 5 year old Jim Beam barrel aged beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6169) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Tap@Glacier. Black color with tan head. Nice dry wood, chocolate, vanilla, deep roast aromas. full body, soft carbonation. Smooth, rich chocolate flavors with vanilla, dark fruits, deep roast malt, and dry wood---super tasty stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14159) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Draft at the source, as 2008 Beam Imperial Stout, 9.0% abv. Could be a different entry, I suppose. Black color, brown head with good retention. Aroma of burnt espresso, vanilla, subtle whiskey. Taste is boozy coffee and chocolate, light spice. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5695) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Definitely oaky whiskey notes on the nos, woody, dark husky grains, hints of chocolate. Dark cola brown, no head, light lace and creamy ring. Wiskey oak up front, definite flavors of whiskey, soft chocolate, wood, earthy. A touch of tangy barrel notes show up and then leave. Thin body, soft carbonation - very soft. Light lingering wood and whiskey. Light alcohol as well. Light earthy bitterness as it lingers long on palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Draft @ Glacier Brewhouse; probably my fav of the handful of beers sampled at Glacier; served in a stemmed goblet; dense black with creamy chocolate colored head; aromas of oatmeal, chocolate, husky grains, oak; has a lovely rich mouthfeel; drinks full and creamy with a crazy dry finish; sticky, stale chocolate malts and oaky sweetness; like the straight oak too as this was much better than the beam stout

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Enjoyed on tap at the brewery. I’m a fan of their regular oatmeal, so I had high expectations. This one had more of a chalky and woody flavor that dominated and perhaps overpowered the traditional oatmeal stout flavors. Reminded me of whoppers candy. Was fairly drinkable, even with the heavier flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1174) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Draft at brewpub. Rich black color with creamy toasted beige head. Toasted oat, caramel, coconut, dark chocolate and a bit of cookie. Creamy and lighty viscous feel. Roasted caramel/butterscotch with a touch of chocolate and smooth oak to it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 22, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear dark brown with a cappuccino like foamy head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, dry oak, alcohol and vanilla. Taste is a roasty sweet malt base with some bittersweet chocolate and a very light alcohol taste. Full body with average carbonation and a long dry finish. This is a very good, very oaky Imp Stout. Not as sweet as a lot of Imp Stouts which makes this nice and drinkable.


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