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Mad River Bourbon Barrel Extra Stout

Mad River Bourbon Barrel Extra Stout
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   ABV: -
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (469) - Monterey, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours black with a foamy, brown head. Nose is sweet Mexican chocolate. Taste is sweet. Thinner than I expected. Surprisingly light for 8%. Quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pour on tap at Rackhouse, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, hints of dark chocolate in there with a hint of coffee, roast, slight bourbon and oaky tones. Taste is a mix of bourbon, oak, slight earth into roast, coffee, sweet caramel, brown sugar, finishing sweet, slightly bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - MAY 24, 2013
On tap at The Davis Graduate
Black with small tan head and light some lacing. Aroma of coconut, vanilla beans, bourbon and oak. Flavors of roasted malts, coconut, vanilla, bourbon and woody
Very nice, a lot going on but well balanced

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at this mud hole in East Bay called "Beer Revolution." Geez, the patrons here are straight out of a Mad Max movie. Pours a beautiful opaque black with a rich, dark root beer colored head. Head retention is less than average. The marbled swirls of root beer brown that sits atop the black liquid looks so rich and inviting. Coffee, caramel, and brown sugar comprise the aromas. Mouthfeel is a little thick, but not viscous. The hop/carbonation interaction creates a bit of a burn at the finish. Bourbon, chocolate, and coffee in spades. No booziness. Though I wouldn’t expect a lot at 8.8% any way. Decent barrel aged stout. Could’ve been hopped a little more lightly and carbonated less for a more sippable beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Draft at the Bistro West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Festival. Pours very dark brown/black with a tan smear. Aroma is chocolate bourbon. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate/vanilla/bourbon/oak. Very pleasant and tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Dark brown in color with a khaki head. Mild bourbon on the nose with a lot of oxidation, some oak, and a bit of dark fruit. Moderate roastiness with a touch of coffee grounds. Flavor is a bit better. Still oxidized, but a bit more bourbon and wood flavor along with roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit notes. A bit thin with surprisingly high carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Roasty sweet aroma. Deep black in color with tan head. Nice bourbon and wood notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1002) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Very dark with some medium dark foam and coffee colored foam. Nose is pretty boozy chocolate. Usual suspects of chocolate and dark roast coffee nose. Same in taste, full bodied and generous palate. Chocolate presents itself as more sweet with some milk notes. Bourbon is definitely there. Pushes all the envelopes without overstepping the bounds...in other words it’s big, but pretty well balanced. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Draft @ Big Wood ’09; dark brown with silky chocolate colored head; thin, dry and oaky; very little sweetness with roasted nuts, mild baking chocolate and oats; only a little bourbon is noticeable; bone dry finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Tap @ SD taproom. Pours a viscous motor oil black / brown with a filmy chocolate head. Nose holds cocoa dust, vanilla, sweet oak, and a hint of bourbon. Flavor is bitter sweet chocolate with dried black fruits and faint booze. Its nice to see a bourbon barrel beer that’s not over the top, well done.


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