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Joseph James Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout

Joseph James Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This brew is our Red Fox Russian Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels for 7 months. This brew has hints of coffee, chocolate, and underlying sweetness from the oak and bourbon flavors. The brew weighs in at 9.5% ABV, 70 IBUís, and is best served at 60⁰F. Serve in a 25cl goblet.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6027) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
22oz bottle, with silver wax. Black color. Thin ring of light brown head. Some bits of lace. Oak, bourbon nose. Dark chocolate, light spice. Some coffee. Light oxidization. Bigger body. Good chewy texture to it. Light carbonation. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Light sweet. Light bit of heat on it. Decent, interesting kind of assertive stout. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Black pour with a brown head. The aroma has a ton of chocolate notes as well as some oak and roasted malt. The flavor is similar but with some more complexities. I get a lot of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and cream. As the beer warms I get some oak and whiskey notes, but the alcohol burn is not too present in the flavor. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1272) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle shared at Swamp Head Bottle Drop release today. Pours brownish black with a small khaki head. Aroma of heavy bourbon, light chocolate, and some roast. Flavor follows with what seems more like peat whiskey to me than bourbon, some vanilla, chocolate, very smoky and roasty, low sweetness. At first I wasnít a fan but this grew on me a little bit as I sipped through my small glass. Medium plus body with low to medium carbonation. Just a very unique bourbon presence here. Overall worth trying, but I probably wonít return to this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1097) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2014
Solid BBA stout, although there are better. What I like the most about this one is that the barreling didnít result in crazy bourbon taste, which seems to be a recurring problem. Itís still a bit more bourbony than Iíd like, but ats a personal preference.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a nice tan head..Nose is nice chewy fudge, spice, dusty, bourbon, caramel....Taste is nice chewy caramels, spice, dry oak, bourbon, vanilla crackers...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle at the Pant-y Raid NYE Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a richly deep inky black hue, firmer legs, some brownish ruby glow on the edges. Frothy tannish brown head dies to a smaller ring, laces small overall. Aromas are cocoa, toffee, some wet paper and roasty malts. Biscuits, toffee and toast. Some gentle oak, vanilla, mellow warmth. Touches of oxidation, gentle warmth. A bit old perhaps but still holding on. Initial is firmer bodied, caramel, some soy sauce, firmer roast and toast. Some toffee, barrel and warmth, gentle whiskey warmth kiss, ABV and spirit. Some cocoa, a bit thinner and warm. Middle is toasty, roasty and gentle kisses of spirit, toffee and cocoa. Some toast, touch of soy sauce and oak. Backend is a bit warm, toasty and dry, a bit of spirit, faint dark fruit waft. A bit older with some toffee, cocoa, gentle coffee roast and spirit kiss. Some toffee, carmelized and roasty elements. Solid, a bit oxidized but not a bad beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Purchased from Friar Tuck in Peoria. Pours black with a thin head. Roast chocolate soy oxidized aroma with paper, cherries and vanilla. Sweet soy and paper. Too sweet and oxidized. 6/3/6/2/11

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Pitch black pour, dark khaki head. Nose is wood, syrup, alcohol, sticky, sweet, and vanilla. Smooth palate, Chewy wood, vanilla, ,light Chocolate, boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4832) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Black. A tan ring. A malty bourbon nose is sweet. Vanilla. This is flavorful with all of the above tasted. Cinnamon. Huge malts. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (503) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bomber to snifter. A pleasant brew based on past experiences with the regular red fox. Lots of bourbon sweetness but nicely balanced. Lower octane for the style so very pleasant drinking.


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