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Magic Rock Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady

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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Imperial Stout
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 respectÖ


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3334) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
Older bottle opened at BBF 14 . Pours black, small grey head . Smell is bit bourbon . ( and oak ) . Taste is bitter , bourbon , sweet, roasty malts ( bit metallic ) . Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3377) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Borefts 2014. Poured deep brown, virtually black with a beige head. Aroma of vanilla smoothness, moderate alcohol soaked berries, coffee and roast malt. Full body, flavour as the aroma, a bit of liquorice and molasses sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1372) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
@ Borefts 2014. Black colour, dark brown head. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee with caramel, vanilla and sweet molasses. Well balanced, but a tad too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1611) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
A decent brew, but just like some of the other brews on the festival, Iím tasting something that reminds me for some reason to some plastic. The beer is good, and Iím not sure or itís ment to be inside. Also the other variant Iíve tasted of this one had the same, so I think itís just one of the ingrediŽnts, probably the used liquour barrels.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3969) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2014. Thank you! Pitch black, creamy mocha head. Very warming mocha, bourbon, caramel, syrup nose, amazing. Very warming, thick light liquorish, candy, brown sugar, pancake syrup, some roast, crazy thick beer. Absolutely amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1036) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
draft at BBF. poured a dark black colour with a small tanned head. dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, deep espresso, ash, oak, dark red fruits, caramel, molasses, nice and thick mouthfeel. strong barrel notice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (2969) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Tap at Boreftsí14: Black colored brew with slightly sweet bitter taste, hints of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and roasted malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1416) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
Draught @bbfí14. Black color with a beige head. Smells and tastes alcohol, dark fruit, chocolate, sweet. Too much alc.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2062) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Bourbon, roast chocolate, dark fruit, nutty. Very smooth, easy drinking for the %. Light sweetness, full body. Great stuff. Bit of smoke. Good stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3385) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
On tap @ Haandfest 2014. Itís pretty much black looking in the glass this one. Only a small islandy brown sidesticking top. Lovely nose. Lots of rich chocolate and vanilla. Bourbon booziness and licorice. Tons of licorice in the taste a bit like drinking liquefied IFA (Norwegian salty licorice pastilles). Yeah, this is how a beer should taste superbly flavorful. It has a thick and oily feeling in the mouth and a soft orickling carbonation level. The licorice, salty kind dominates the taste. Itís also sharp and you can really sense the alcohol here. Lingering chocolate and something that reminds me of a chili burn in the aftertaste. Most likely just the alcohol though. Yeah, a lovely one! 24.05.2014


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