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River North Avarice - Whiskey Barrel

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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Barrel series no. 7, imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Tap at the brewery - pours pitch black - moderate lace - I’ve been meaning to revisit new batches of the base beer and this beer really motivates me - the whiskey barrel makes it a little boozy, but there is a lot of great stuff going on here - nose of brown sugar, tamarind, smoke, raisin, tannic notes - flavor hasa lot of earthy, peaty charactwr from the whiskey - sweet, but with a dry earthy whiskey and smoke quality - bittersweet chocolate - dark fruit - finish is a little hot, but this is fairly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2255) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Bottle 193 series 2. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is malty almost barleywineish. Dark fruits. Not roasty at all. Very sweet. Some roast on the flavor. Some bourbon. Not a lot of oak. Overall a really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (7134) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
Bomber, bottle #426, release #2, anno 2013 courtesy of and shared with Omgrich. Couleur brune foncée presque noire, col épais et crémeux café au lait tirant sur le moka. Arôme est superbe avec un malté divin le tout sur un whisky restant discret mais efficace et qui apporte sa petite dose de vanille et boisé. Palais est fortement centré sur les malts, ici des notes caramel, chocolaté avec un rappel presque de cacao. Le whisky est présent et ajoute une petite pointe vanillée venant probablement de la vanille et du chêne américain si caractéristique. Le tout est épais et délicieux avec un petit rétro de cassis noirs, malt cara avec une fini note d’amertume et un léger boisé épicé. Mémorable, qui se déguste à l’aise, gagnant en complexité au fil du temps.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4082) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
22 oz bottle. Black with a decent off-white head. Aroma is oak, whiskey, vanilla, toast, and roasted malts. Taste is if oak, dark chocolate, whiskey, toffee, heavy roasted malts and vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4284) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color. and has a tan head. The smell is yeast, Belgian, fruits, sugar, and burnt toffee. The taste is yeast, wood, alcohol, Belgian, yeast, and toffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Brown pour, brown head. Sadly this one has some soy notes, but I must say I was able to wade past them and taste what is a very nice beer. Smooth and rich with a nice chocolate and roast backbone. Too bad for the soy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle from brewery with Andrew and Carter. Pours black with tan foam. Smells sweet of chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Tastes harsh with lots of chocolate and bourbon. Would be great aged.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2772) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
HMOG 2014. Soy sauce aroma and much the same in the flavor. Very light and barely noticeable barrel ageing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1954) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
HMOG 2014. One of the few bottle I recall its owner. Thanks JR! Thick black pour. Leaps and bounds better than the 1st anniversary brew I had. Straight bourbon, roasted malts, some char. medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2014
On tap at FreshCraft. Black appearance with a dissipating brown head, minimal lacing. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, chocolate, sweet malts, oak, toffee/caramel and alcohol. Heavily sweet with minimal bitterness. Medium body with a slick, creamy feel and soft carbonation. Pretty good, but I prefer it unaged.


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