Stillwater Barrel Aged Series - Folklore (Bourbon)
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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aged 10 months in Jack Daniels barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
750mL at Torst. Pours clear deep maroon. Larger beige head. Good retention. Nose is mild but present toasted coconut, lots of volatile phenols distract. Mild impending sourness in aroma. Taste is a bit drained, very dry and woody, some red wine funky acid, mild souring infection. Nose again brings tomato and mild coconut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, ash, dark fruit and roast chocolate. Medium body. Finishes bourbon soaked chocolate and red wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Tap at OLAR. Pours opaque black with average, frothy tan head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate, coffee, whiskey, figs, earthy hops, and oak. Flavor is rich, dark malts, light earthy hops, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, whiskey, and some dark fruit esters; dry, whiskey finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4537) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Sweet malt, light chocolate, alcohol heat, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Pour was chestnut brown, thin head, weak lacing. Aroma was strong bourbon, vanilla, oak. The flavor followed, chocolate fully in there, bourbon perhaps of jack daniels instead (now that the write up mentions that). Mouthfeel was full, shy of sticky sticky, though. An ok brew, nothing great about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown/black with a transient head. Light bourbon/vanilla aroma with chocolate notes. Med body - almost. Flavor is mostly chocolate vanilla with a touch of oak. Finishes towards dry with mild oak astringency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a 10 second tan head and a chocolate and alcohol aroma. There is a smooth medium-bodied chocolate flavor with avanilla and oak. The finish is a bit sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10050) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters, chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla, roast and chocolate malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with oak, bourbon and vanilla, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2012
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, chocolate, whiskey, light Bourbon, vanilla, and slight oak. Poured very dark brown in color with a small, loose, brown/beige head that disappeared except for around the edges. Opaque. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roast, chocolate, alcohol, Bourbon, light coffee, light coconut, whiskey, oak, and some yeast. Medium to full body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, Bourbon, Whiskey, chocolate, alcohol, light coconut, light vanilla, slight oak finish is dry. 8.4%ABV is a bit hot throughout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2362) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Not sure I have ever had a Belgian style stout in a bourbon barrel before. Its a very enjoyable combination however the bourbon notes far outweigh the subtle characteristics of this beer. I appreciate the attempt however I feel the bourbon barrels flavors overpowered the subtle dark sourness, chocolate licorice notes that the original folklore contained and the red wine barreled edition enhanced. All in all I enjoyed the beer but feel for the money I would rather just purchase the original folklore.

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