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Joseph James Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
930slantnose (17) - Las vegas, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Awesome bourbon oak and cocoa aroma. Flavor roasts and chocolate with a wonderful back bone of bourbon. a+++++

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2164) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2015
2015 bottle. Dark pour, opaque, quick tan head that fades fast into a small cap. Mose is a little weak, slight notion of the barrel treatment. Taste is more pronounced. Oak, some bourbon, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla. Light booze burn near the finish. Medium to full body with light carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
dez1974 (7) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
This is joseph james 2015 bourbon barrel aged Russian imperial stout 10% One of my top BBA Russian imperial stouts. Excellent beer. Keep up the good work boys!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (580) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Nice but not the best. A little overly alcohol tinged. Heavy on the tongue. Dark color red/black. Tap

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5297) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle@Cut Weer Tasting: Duvel glass: Black beer. Small brown head. Aroma shows some nice barrel aging: whiskey, soy, oat, roast, liquorice, light molasses, Flavour has nice wood tones, whiskey/bourbon, honey, bitter, roast, light spice, light mocha/caramel, light soy, some cake and cookie, some coffee, toffee, yum yum... It goes on. Nice stuff! Aftertaste is bitter, roast, wood/whiskey/bourbon and some malts with a chocolate edge. Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied. This is a good barrel aged stout. Beautiful aroma and flavours, rich mouthfeel and good looks...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle shared by Countbeer @ "Cut weer" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized fairly quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is malts, soft balanced roast, wood, bourbon. Taste malts, bourbon, lightly roast, a perfect mix of malts, dark malts, lightly roast, a light hint of chocolate, sweetness vanilla oak and bourbon blend together in an almost perfect marriage. Perhaps just a little bit in the sweet side, but lovely nonetheless. Medium body, suitable soft but decently noticeable carbonation. Wonderful stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2383) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Black with tan foam dissipating quickly. Non resinous surface. Soft feel, round medium heavy body. Creamy. Drinkable. Bushy green hops. Finishes lightly sweet. Touch of vanilla. not as bristling, acidic and bright than the lagunitas west had side by side. Interesting and personable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
22oz, red waxed bottle. Poured a black color with brown edges and a thin sized tan head. Lots of oaky / woodiness. Chocolate, roast, some vanilla, and some bourbon in the tastes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2967) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Dark ebony pour with a small latte head. Cocoa, bourbon-forward, oak, vanilla, coffee, and caramel. Unfortunately, even at 9.5%, the alcohol is noticeable and a bit cloying. Not bad but not at all in the world-class category.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mel4vegas (32) - Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Rich sweet chocolate roast nose, malty mouthfeel with big bourbon undertones. Very good beer, canít drink too much, great sipper.


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