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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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20th Anniversary, Brick Mason Series #7, is an Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels. We are celebrating our milestone anniversary with a milestone beer that will be the strongest beer in brewery’s history. Rich chocolate and roasted flavors are balanced by sweet caramel malts. Bourbon barrels provide big bourbon notes supported by flavors of oak and vanilla. This beer commemorates Red Brick Brewing Company’s 20 year brewing tradition. And while we’re focused on the future, we’ll never forget our humble beginnings.

Gachupines' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gachupines (901) - USA - AUG 23, 2013
Black, with a thin tan head. Aroma is strong bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Flavor is a bit sweet with more bourbon and vanilla flavors. Somewhat astringently bitter finish with a cloying mouthfeel is a little unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5635-20130816] Bottle. Earthy soya saucy aroma. Dark brown body with a quick foamy tan head. Roasted muddy wood grain flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2733) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle - Pours oil black with a thin ring of tan head. Nose is brown sugar, molasses, bourbon, and sweet dark malt. Taste is brown sugar, a bit of ash stuck behind a big molasses base. Marshmallows and chocolate. Slick and medium-thin. Mellow carbonation. Just too big of a beer for me, but I don’t like the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2911) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle 12 at Tool Tasting Night from gad905; dark brown almost black pour with a thin tan head, sweet aroma with a hint of bourbon, taste is very sweet dark chocolate along with hints of vanilla some roast and some underlying bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimsRatings (419) - - FEB 25, 2014
From 12oz bottle Pours almost balks with just a touch of tan head. Chocolate malt aroma. Ditto on the taste, with a bit of bourbon on the aftertaste. Chocolate comes out clearer in the aftertaste, too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Poured black. nose is bourbon, toasted oak, caramels and roasted coffee. Flavor is similar but the bourbon comes through a little on the heavy side. full body and slightly acrid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamilton23 (608) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Pours black with creamy tan head. Aroma is burnt wood and some stale coffee. There is no barrel in this at all. Taste follows nose with lots of char and no bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1294) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Stuart. Pours a very, very dark brown with a brown head leaving little lacing. Aroma has milk chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Taste is of sweet vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, lotta roast with caramelly malts, some bourbon and some molasses. Smooth and tasty with very low carbonation. Medium to full bodied. Finishes to the alcoholly, lightly sweet side of bittersweet with some length. Very bourbon-y at the end. Nice solid tasty barrel aged brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4644) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12oz bottle. This had been sitting in my fridge for almost 5 months. It was time to finally open it. Poured a motor-oil color, like the consistency of my oil in this 10 degree weather we’re having here right now. Aroma is sweet bitter chocolates, some light bourbon notes. Flavor began as some real bitter, burnt chocolate notes, but settled as it warmed to a nice bitter +90% dark chocolate. Very smooth and the alcohol is really well masked for what it is. Quite a tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to voodoofish65usf. Black color. Nice thin brown head. Leaves plenty, thick lace, good ropes and mountains. Good, big chewy body. Slick texture. Smooth, lightly creamy carbonation. More dry in the finish. Great bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Much less sweet than expected, I appreciate that. Just a very light bite in the finish - pretty reasonably easy drinking, and tasty. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla. Some oak. Good cocoa. Tasty, enjoyable bourbon barrel aged imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of dark bread, cereal, toasted, nutty and dark chocolate, light resin and earth for the hops and yeast with notes of dried black fig and vanilla in the background. Head is tiny, wispy, brown with very spotty lacing and good legs and diminishes to a small ring around the glass. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is lightly to moderately bittersweet. Palate is medium to full, between creamy and syrupy, has a soft carbonation and finishes chalky and moderately alcoholic. Nice smooth and creamy aspects to this deep, dark Imperial Stout.

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