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Magic Rock Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady

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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Imperial Stout
Huddersfield, England
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Annual special bourbon barrel aged release
2012 keg and 330ml bottles
2013 keg and 660ml black wax capped screenprinted bottles
180 day aged Bourbon Barrel version of Bearded Lady Imperial Brown Stout....
Say hello to the Bearded Lady, our uncompromisingly big and beautiful Imperial Stout. Born from our Dark Arts recipe she uses masses of magical malts to deliver deep chocolate, rich coffee and vinous berry flavours all complemented by a balanced yet subtly spicy hop profile. Powerful, robust, intriguing; yet decadently smooth and sumptuous, the lady demands respect…


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (2179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, booze, tar, dark fruit. Lots going on. Taste brings a woody note, dark chocolate sweetness, roasty bitter lingering finish. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle shared by jtclockwork at the Grand Tasting- thanks again, James! Pours a deep brown with amber highlights and a small off-white ring for a head. Notes of roasted malts, tobacco, brown sugar, oak, bourbon, marshmallow, and coconut. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Good, but fell a little short of expectations.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting ][ 660mL ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thanks jtclockwork for the share. Pours clear cola with mocha foam. Nose is waxy dark chocolate bar, dry cured Moroccan black olive. Taste is bitter chocolate, Moroccan black olive. Spicy, melted dark chocolate palate. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (5972) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared by James at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours black with a creamy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark grains and bread with only a light roast and bourbon. Flavor has bitter dark grains and roasted malts with bourbon coming through for a bit of sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #150. Bottle shared by jtclockwork at the Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark roasted malts, whiskey, dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit, herbal hops. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle generously shared by jtmuffwork at the RBWG grand tasting. Tastes nutty and imperial with plenty of bourbon. Slight ethanol hotness and nice wood finish. Light body that somehow works with all that’s going on.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle I brought to the Grand Tasting in Asheville RBWG. Thanks to Colin for the bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, light ashy chocolate malt, roasted coffee and touch of warming alcohol. Full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9090) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates, figs, and prunes with licorice, oak, and bourbon. Flavor is dark malt dominant with dark fruits, vanilla and oak, bourbon, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @home. Pours black, vanilla on the nose with a warming hint of whisky and a slight spice hint. Chocolate and berry fruits with some coffee and a sweetness right at the very end. Fantastic.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Black with a thick tan head which clears quick. Aroma of rich chocolate, sweet malt and some roast aroma. Flavour of more chocolate, coffee, some hop character but only slight but very boozy. Finishes with a salty lingering richness


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