Grumpy Troll Bourbon Barrel Aged Spetsnaz Export Stout
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Aged 5 months in a bourbon barrel. Base beer is Grumpy Troll Sptesnaz Export Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5794) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (2268) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #89. Draught sample at the brewpub, mid-August 2008. Interesting that they had both this and the "regular", non-bourbonized version on tap at the same time. Anyway in this case the bourbon does no favors; the stable head on the regular Spetsnaz is replaced by a quick-dying one here, the body seeming just as inky and opaque but thinner...nose is all bourbon, perhaps some raisiny-grapy notes are in there but they’re pretty hard to find...body is also boozy and vinous, very sweet, though it does dry out and some toasty malts come in for a nice finish. Ehh, in the end it’s not bad but definitely simpler and less interesting than the "regular" version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, 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.

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