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Grumpy Troll Bourbon Barrel Aged Spetsnaz Export Stout

Grumpy Troll Bourbon Barrel Aged Spetsnaz Export Stout
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Aged 5 months in a bourbon barrel. Base beer is Grumpy Troll Sptesnaz Export Stout.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4271) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Snifter at GT. Opaque brown-black body. Not much head, gone after a few minutes. Smooth and sweet, nice mixture between caramel, chocolate. Lightish on the booze. Smooth, middle of the road, but quite alright.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2271) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2012
On tap at brewpub, pours black with a thin dark brown head, the aroma is roasty with some bourbon and chocolage, the flavor has a front end that is a ton of bourbon and not alot else, there is a little bit of chocolate in the finish, completely unbalanced for me with way too much bourbon and not enough chocolate and malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1468) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2012
Black pour with orange-tan head. Aroma of light bourbon, Sharp vanilla, and yellow cake batter. Flavor is an acidic roast with red wine-like flavors, wood tannin. Some light bourbon. Acidic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2008
On draught at the Malt House: Pours a thick opaque black colour with a large creamy brown head. Aromas of oak, whiskey, and bbq smoke. Taste is rich with strong bourbon flavors and barbeque. Nutty, burnt toast and coffee grounds.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrm1021 (23) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Draft pour from the Brewpub. Pours black with a slight white head. Aroma of Chocolate and wisps of bourbon. Nice, smooth chocolate and bourbon flavor with some malt tones. A very good stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Name: Bourbon Stout
Date: 08/08/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

Appearance: black, wispy beige head,
Aroma: sweet chocolate and vanilla aroma, touch of bourbon, light roasted blended with oak,
Flavor: rich chocolate and bourbon flavor, nice vanilla sweetness, light oak, roasted come in from behind to add the balance,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On draught at the brewpub in downtown Mt Horeb, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear dark cola brown brew with virtually no head. Aroma of toasted dark malt and just a touch of bourbon and oak. Taste is medium bodied, no carbonation with flavors of toasted dark malt, vanilla, oak wood and some bourbon. Finish is slightly watery with a more distinct toasted dark malt and just barely any bourbon in the aftertaste. Not an in-yer-face bourbonized stout but just a dark beer with some light bourbon character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2008
On tap at the Grumpy Troll Brew Pub. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, wood, light bourbon, and light smoke. Tastes of wood, bourbon, vanilla, chocoalte, and roasty. Bourbon was not overpowering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Draft. Black with a full light brown head Aroma is a mix of malt, bourbon and wood. Full body. Has a malt start a strong bourbon middle and a wood finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2007
This has an amazing one-two-three punch. Itís not really complex, in the sense that complex beers have flavor notes that dance around each other -- but it has big, big notes of wood, bourbon, and chocolate. It had the heaviest wood aroma Iíve ever experienced (thatís a good thing) although it didnít necessarily seem like oak -- not sure if the barrels were some other wood, or if the intensity of it fooled me. The bourbon was equally compelling, and the same one-two punch dominated the flavor, along with nice chocolate overtones. In theory, Iíd say this could use more subtlety, but the truth was that I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.


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