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Starr Hill Bourbon Barrel Aged Cryptical Imperial Stout

Starr Hill Bourbon Barrel Aged Cryptical Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (2094) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
Cask@GBBF 2014, London (13/08/2014) - dark brown near black coloured pour with a thin tan head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, prominent caramel, chocolate, some vanilla, bourbon woody nuances on palate, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Damn near black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is woody, bourbon and oak. Taste is woody, bourbon, oak and dark malts
Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014, 12/08/14. Pours a dark reddy brown with a tan head. Nice dark fruit, foggy, sweet aroma with toffee. Medium to full body. Big and sticky with lots of prune juice, some sherry, lemon, treacle - lovely balance. Nice!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Cask at GBBF, 2014. Very dark brown pour, no head. Lots of caramel, toffee and licorice aroma which blends nicely into the flavour. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel. Very nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8214) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Dark brown to black color, small light brown head. Aroma and taste are malts, bourbon, wood, lightly vanilla, alcohol, bitter. Medium to full body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Cask - Molasses and dark chocolate, bourbon and a bit of booze. Jet black with almost no head. Boozy barbells, molasses, vanilla and a bitter finish. Nice but a bit hot.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (1863) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Starr Hill Bourbon Barrel Aged Cryptical on tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta). Pours dark, reddish-brown and sits opaque in the glass. Decent tan head. Aroma: nice mix of woody bourbon and dark roasted malts. Flavor: Rich and strong. Dark roasted grains with a complementary bourbon barrel aspect. Lingering aftertaste of toasted dark bread and woody bourbon. O: Poorly hidden alcohol but otherwise excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3304) - Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with some tan head - but I got a small pour. Smoky malt aroma has definitely bourbon-soaked wood note plus hints of coffee and chocolate. Texture is quite firm and fairly fizzy. No mystery - this is a great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, dark chocolate, laber larver (bourbon), moderate hoppy. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, laber larver - bourbon - vanilla, chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130813]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at Mekong on 05/18/2011. Dark black body with a small creamy light brown head. Sweet chocolate roast and caramel aroma. Sweet chocolate, roast and dry bitter flavor. Full body with moderate carbonation.


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