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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Aged for four months in bourbon barrels from the distillery in Kentucky, the Bourbon Barrel Stout is a robust yet balanced beer. Roasted malts give it a chocolate and coffee overtone, and the oak creates hints of vanilla and caramel. At 10.5% ABV, this stout pairs well with smokey barbeque sauce or even rich desserts.

2009 - Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels
2010 - Makers Mark bourbon barrels

dnstone's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2270) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Woody vanilla, caramel, and whiskey notes with a slight brett sour edge on the aroma. Straight black color. The aromas carry through to the taste though it is mellowed and no hint of sourness. Notes: GABF ’09

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10603) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle shared at the bar in the Tulip Inn, Bodegraven post BBF day 2, by a friendly Geordie guy who used to be a train spotter 27/09/14. Dark mahogany brown with moderate tan spotting and edgework. Nose is big roast, spice, bourbon ba tunes, toffee, earthy. Taste comprises toffee fudge, the bourbon isn’t shy in this one, roast malt, spice. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok BA impy, easy drinking but ultimately lacks depth for the ABV, BBA impy for beginners!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
despite being a stronger beer this year (11.5) it poured darkish brown. pretty light in body too, especially for an impy. the alcohol was evident, perhaps a little too much, in the aroma, but it was still a very pleasant booziness. the beer was a little too thin to make much of an appearance through the barreling. some light roast, chocolate, coffee, and lots o bourbon. you’ll notice my score is still pretty high, but that is more indicative that this is a style i just love, so even a "bad" one is good. this is probably the lowest i’ve ever scored a barreled impy stout (and upon review, the lowest of 5 Odell ratings to this point, though this is my favorite style)."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4908) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle: 2009 vintage: Served in a Chouffe glass: Ashy light brown head. Black body. Aromas of berries, tobacco, coffee, prunes, light coffee, light roast... Flavours of bitters, roast, berries, grapes, light bay leaf, some herbal and even fruit roast and light light whiskey... Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, grapes, raisin, light wood, light malt and light whiskey. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied and a light creamy tart ish texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (7688) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Tasted at a bottle share in a hotel room after the last Jackie-O’s bottle release. Near-black color. Minimal off-white head. Dark fruity aroma, hint of vanilla, mostly sweet. Some tannic. Bigger body. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Lots of dark fruit, some chocolate, tobacco. Not the greatest... Overly tannic, to put it nicely. Some oxidization.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1528) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2011 from the dentist A: black with three fingers of persistent toasted foam. Spotty lace. S: leather, green olive juice, hints of cocoa T: mostly leather, some green olive juice, some coffee grounds. M; thin and hi carb. Dry. O: unimpressed at best. Tastes like it will be an infectious mess soon. Serving type: bottle 12-05-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (7814) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon barrels and a slight wild yeast infection. Flavour is similar, with notes of mild bourbon, muted roast, a very slight wild yeast infection, and a mineraly quality that is detracting from the complexity. Pretty light on the palate, without much flavour dynamics. Decent, but of the mark.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
This is one of my least favorite barrel aged stouts and a rare miss from Odell. Lots of vanilla and some milky flavors accenting the chocolate here. Almost stale flavor. Lots of bourbon though...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle at Darkness Day. Pour is dark brown with lots of bourbon on the nose. Flavor is bourbon, really bourbony, sweet and thin. some typical malt flavors come in late, pretty solid, but too bourbon forward for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lukaduke (2444) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours a medium thickness burnt umber color with two finger of gaseous khaki foam. The nose is roasted, charred and full of boozy earthy compost. the palate follows with a heavy char and bitter earth that doesn’t mix very well with the bourbon notes. Disjointed and hard to swallow... thin and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap at Choice City Butcher & Deli in Fort Collins with Taylor. This is the last keg in existence; this is the 8th rating of this beer in 2012. It’s the 2010 variety. Pours suit black with light lacing that hangs around. Aroma is heavy roasted malt chocolate boozy bourbon subdued maple wood. Light fig and Carmel. Taste is very smooth. Water bourbon Carmel chocolate malt, big roasty, slightly sweet. Finish is long and roasty barrel with a nice booze burn on the end. Mouthfeel is heavy and full with medium carb Great smooth beer. Alcohol is well hidden. A very nice sipping stout.

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