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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Oatmeal Stout aged in Jim Beam Bourbon barrels.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1439) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with no head at all. Strong, bourbon aroma with a hint of smoky malt. Milky taste with some bourbon and roasted malt. No alcohol taste or strong smokey malt in the flavor. Not that impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2734) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Pint at the brewpub. Pours very dark with a ring of tan head. Plenty of Bourbon is in the nose, but not overpowering. It really brings out the vanilla and oak. The stout itself has notes of cola, wax chocolate and earth. Palate is pretty bubbly for the style. I could use a little more body here. Good solid oaky flavors save this one. The finish has natural vanilla hints and light chocolate. Meh. Itís pretty alright.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Poured into a snifter. My bottle just says "Bourbon Barrel Stout", but I think this is the right listing. 2.5 A: Black color. Huge foamy light brown head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing. The second pourís head held better for some reason. 2.0 S: This is the second barrel aged brew Iíve had today and they both smell pretty damn similar and Iím not a fan of either one. This also has a plastic, lemongrass vibe going with it, but itís not as bad in this one. I wouldnít be surprised if the "bourbon" barrel used in this one was also Stranahanís given that this is also made in CO. I donít know if Stranahanís smells and tastes like ass or if the two brewers that got a hold of their barrels donít know how to use them. In any case, the whiskey (and the aromas mentioned) dominate the nose. The underlying stout offers a bit of roastiness, but not much else. Everything else gets lost behind the booze. 2.0 T: This is perhaps the blandest barrel aged stout Iíve ever had. The whiskey isnít very strong and the stout is barely there. Earthiness, lemongrass, and melon from the whiskey. Some oak as well. Roastiness from the stout, but not much else. 2.0 M: Lighter medium body. Too much carbonation. Lacking creaminess. 2.0 D: This is more like watered down whiskey than the barrel aged ESB I had earlier today. Not sure where the stout went, but itís not here. Bland and forgettable. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-13-2012 01:35:31

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2012
[bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Pours black with no head to speak of. Aroma of bourbon, some sweet toffee. No carbonation to speak of, the flavours are sweet and toffeeish, with a touch of aniseed. Leads into that Jim Beam flavour at the end. No real alcohol in evidence (other than the JB) [22022012]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2012
In bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a black colour with a thin head. Huge Jim Beam bourbon aroma upfront with some roasty malt and toffee. Similar flavours with a long lingering bourbon character. Not too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2012
bottle ... deep black .... soft bourbon ... dark roast nose.... dark malts .... sweet roast .... quite a big bourbon .... toffee malt...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2011
22 ounce bottle
Received in a trade some months ago I thought I would give this unknown brewery a try. Based on this sample I wouldnít mind sipping a few others. It isnít the greatest stout in the world but it does have enough character to be average to slightly above average.

Aroma / Appearance - The fluid black base supports a thin head. Robust lacing creeps down the sides like sheets of ice during a winter thaw. Licorice, dark chocolate, oatmeal, and anise are the main drivers along with the vanilla notes that come from sitting in a bourbon barrel. Everything plays nicely with good balance.

Flavor / Palate - Black coffee washed down with an oatmeal bran muffin soothes the palate. The dry roasted finish is gentle but not forgettable. Tasting like slightly charred white toast it lingers before beginning to fade after a few minutes. The bourbon isnít heavy at all. In fact at times it takes some concentration for it to appear. Overall not a bad release although not one to age for more than a few months.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Peaty topsoil nose, little 91 octane. Dark ruby. Heavy floral bite, sweet finish. Bourbon? Oh there it is! Raw essence of bourbon, young and classy.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2011
On tap @ Rockyard. Labelled as Bourbon Barrel Stout at taphouse. Deep black appearance with a brown head. Sweet, light bourbon, light oak, oaty, chocolate malty nose. Body is a little light for the style. Oaty, dark malty flavor with light oak and light bourbon. Pretty bitter, dark malty finish. One of my least favorite examples of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2009
(bottle from Coaltrain Wine & Liquor in Colorado Springs). Black color. Small tan head which is mostly diminishing. Aroma of bourbon and light oak. Flavors of bourbon, oak, and light malt and alcohol. Long duration. Light alcohol finish. Slick texture. Fizzy carbonation. Spare lacing.


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