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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Imperial Stout
Huddersfield, England
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RATINGS: 143   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…


FaithHealer1's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - - NOV 9, 2012
Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pours a brownish black, small brown head. Aroma is wonderful - chocolate, coffee, hop spice and plenty of bourbon and vanilla. Taste is similar, lovely roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, whack of bourbon, but the interplay with the beer is really nice - the bourbon’s not too overpowering, it’s just right. Long coffee bitterness to finish. Seriously good.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (512) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2014
At Borefts 2014. Pours jet black, white small head. Aroma of bourbon goodness, chocolate, roast. Tast eis more chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and a little nice bitter to wrap it up. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (607) - SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Robust and roasty with elements of cola, caramel and slight butter. Bourbon radiates throughout this not quite full bodied effort making it satisfyingly complex and potent. Very good and individual.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4727) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2014
Beautiful bottle: Thanks Leighton: Served in a Chouffe glass. Black beer with a medium sized light brown head. Aromas of chocolate, mocha, roast, earth, chewing gum, mint, manure, coffee, some alcohol and slight whiskey tone. Flavour is light bourbon with some good chocolate notes, pretty strong bitters, malts, wood, mocha, coffee, some spice, cacoa, earth, nuts, roast and raisin. Aftertaste is bitter, chocolate, coffee, some mocha and spiced wood tints with a hint of bourbon. Low carbo, spiced mouthfeel between watery and creamy, more than medium bodied and a bitter light dry texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (126) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Aroma is molasses. Pours with a longlasting fluffy brown head. Taste is molasses, cocoa, slight raisins and chocolate bitterness. Lovely stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1379) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
Black with a brown head - Sweet wood, vanilla and malt aroma - Sweet malt body with vanilla, licorice, chocolate and coffee with some bitterness in the back - The coffee and vanlilla goes into the finish - This was a treat

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (296) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2014
Pours black with a thin light brown head. Aromas of roasted coffee, some licorice, bourbon, hazelnuts, dates and some cocoa. Taste is pretty bourbon up front, licorice, coffee roast, malty sweetness. Dry bittersweet and hazelnutty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7682) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Craig, (cheers Craig) consumed at Isobels, Friday 10th October 2014 shared with dad & Baz Pours black with large sticky head. Really smooth I like the BA but this is very much a UK impy stout i.e. nothing overdone. Some hoppiness shows, bitter chocolate its like a meal or to be more accurate a dessert in a glass. Nice aroma but again its not too pushy, thick in mouth, glorious chocolate. Lovely. At a family get together so can’t be seen to be rating too much. A8 A5 T8 P4 Ov16 4.1

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
On tap at Borefts 2014. Comes black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and vanilla. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1266) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
Both on draft as well as the 1st version on bottle (courtesy of Thomas Marshall) at BBF’14 - scoring is on the bottled version - way better than the draft. Pours thick opaque black, nearly no head. Slight bourbon vanilla touch, and some bee wax. Nice balanced body, great roastiness. Taste is full sweet dark chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3616) - 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


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