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Magic Rock Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (1116) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. 2014 release. Clear, dark cola colour. Minimal, but sticky, pale tan head. Raisins steeped in Bourbon. Old Jamaica chocolate. Vanilla. Fudgy toffee. Some fusty orange hop. Treacle. Taste is sweet, with the vanilla coming through first. Light, smoky molasses thing going on after that. Lots of boozy warmth. Palate is big, oily, smoky, and cocoa delicious. Finish is all of that. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1198) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours dark brown with a small dense tan head. Aroma is milky and bitter chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, coffee and burnt malts. Taste is medium sweet caramel, bourbon and dry burnt bitter chocolate. Stocky medium/full body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3252) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Near black with beige head. Aroma is rich and full, alcohol, wood, chocolate, bourbon, rum and roasted notes. Taste is sweet, raisins, barrel, bourbon, alcohol and some acidity. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6779) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Woodshed 3.0! Sample courtesy of nbutler11, muled back from the UK. Thanks Nick. The bottle pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a tan head. The aroma is inviting and offers up fairly rich coffee goodness, dark roasted malts, a dash of burnt malts, smooth bourbon and a sliver of sweet marshmallow. The taste is pleasing and rich as it delivers dark roasted coffee that is sweetened by malts and molasses and then it rolls into a smooth sweet bourbon note that has a thin edge of booziness to it. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at Haand Festival -14. An almost black one, topped by a dense dark beige head. The aroma has chocolate, bourbon and coffee, some sourish malts blending in. It has a nice bitterness in the flavor, with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some bourbon. Warming, full-bodied and with a pleasant carbonation level. Mostly roasted finish with some bourbon notes. Overall, too much bourbon for my likings, but sure nice. 140523

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8913) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Brown pour, smallish beige head. Light barrel notes, toasted oak, some espresso and chocolate. Ok for the style. A tad dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle shared @ Woodshed 3.0! Not sure who the generous soul was but thank you! Dark cola pour with a small khaki foam. Dark fruit, roasted coffee, and cocoa come through in here...not a ton of bourbon or wood. The alcohol is well hidden. Not a bad brew but not a great example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, dull toffee nose, roasted bitter chocolate taste, sweet sticky toffee, dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scottishchris (165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from the hive. Virtually black pour, small tan head. Loads of coffee and chocolate on the nose. Roasted malty chocolate taste, light fruits and bourbon. Lots more, deep beer with loads of hoppy flavours that keep coming. Smooth finish. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7246) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, vanilla, oak and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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