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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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jtheeg (1) - - JUL 23, 2012 does not count
Amazing brew. Could definitely tell the difference between other imperial stouts and JJís use of bourbon barrel aging. Very distinctive taste and really sets the bar. Aroma of the bourbon, nice mouthfeel, taste is so amazing, nice and dark with thick head, lots of lacing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2134) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Black coffee color with a decent tan colored head. Aroma is sweet chocolate with coconut and caramel. A sweet chocolate cake flavor with caramel, coconut, and vanilla rounding it out...a touch of booziness. Overall a delicious desert, even at 6 am.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1094) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Served from the bottle at Big Dogís winterfest. Pretty dark; not quite as much aroma as youíd think. This is pretty good, a bit thick. A tasty beer, just not amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Smell is amazing oaky vanilla. Big barrel character and a bit of fruit. Taste is sweet smooth oaky vanilla. Lots of roast without bitter ash. Smooth and easy drinking. This is very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caskalefan (146) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
I was expecting this to be a big disappointment, but itís really pretty tasty. Thick body, and an aroma of rum, red wine, and bourbon-tinged malted milk balls. Taste is similar with the addition of some toasted coconut,, and hint of rum soaked raisins. Not very complex, but there are no off-putting flavors, right through the finish. Too pricey for the simplicity, but quite pleasant and warming on this raw, rainy day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (204) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 29, 2011
Pours a nearly black velvet (even under light) with a thick foamy head that quickly dissipates into thin lace. Deep rich aromas of cocoa, malt, and fresh whip cream... Malty sweet start but bitter wins out and then smokey sourness. Bourbon. A super solid Russian.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Pours a black color and thin tan head. Aromas of oak, sweet bourbon, and chocolate. Flavors of sweet bourbon, chocolate, mild chocolate. Descent brew.

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Sample on Day 2 of the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival on 08/13/2011. The beer is an opaque black color with a medium thin khaki head that dissipates to an outer ring rather quickly. Partial rings of lace on the glass. Bourbon aroma with notes of dark malts and chocolate. Full, smooth body with an oaked bourbon character and flavors of grainy malt, fruit and coffee. The finish is somewhat boozy with a malt aftertaste. Above average overall.


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