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Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon Stout

Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon Stout
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 322   ABV: 10.75%
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At 10.5% abv this black as night ale is aged in Four Roses Bourbon Barrels for 6 months. The Bourbon Character of the barrels comes through nicely and pairs exquisitely with the rich dark malt flavors of coffee and chocolate. This is a rich beer that is made to be a full palate experience. Pair this one with a piece of dark chocolate or a side car of a nice bourbon and your night will be complete.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Draft at the source, RBWG Asheville. Aroma has vanilla, cocoa, whiskey. Taste is rich licorice, burnt cocoa.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
J_Wicked (10) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2014
My favorite beer so far by Wicked Weed. The alcohol of the bourbon is balanced perfectly with the stout by combining a 4 month, 8 month, and 12 month blend. Huge flavors of coffee and chocolate with a bourbon kick, but you arenít left with a lingering liquor aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5553) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Draft at the brewery during RBWG tour. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, wood, brown sugar, molasses, honey, coconut, and light hints of coffee. Does get a bit sweet mid palate, but I liked it. Medium plus bodied with a satisfying mouthfeel. Very solid beer that I was able to enjoy as I was coming off of some effects of the night before.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1238) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
On tap in a flight at the brewpub. Pours black, with a small tan head. The aroma is coffee, butterscotch, and significant whiskey aromas, including vanilla, toffee, and some big boozy notes. Very sweet flavor, with a sticky, sweet, and warming finish. Heavy body, thick, silky, and clean. Overall, this is a nicely done bourbon barrel aged stout. Good base that accents the very forward bourbon notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1448) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2014
On tap at Wicked Weed, Asheville. Black pour with a frothy khaki head. Enticing aroma of chocolate, vanilla, coconut, oak, and booze. Incredible taste of the flavors in the aroma. Creamy mouthfeel with lingering bitterness and warmth. To rank this amongst the best imperial stouts I have tried is not an overstatement.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4046) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Holy crap was this beer awesome. Inky black pour with one finger of chestnut brown head. Absolutely gorgeous aroma, notes of vanilla and wood with dark fruit, raisins, toasted oak, chocolate, bourbon. Incredible. Flavor is bursting with rich and decadent character. Wood and vanilla combo is great and really brings out the chocolate. Full bodied and coating finish. Ba-hoss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours a deep brown with a dark tan head. Notes of bourbon, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, roasted malts, molasses, honey, toast, coconut, and marshmallow. Medium-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a warming, rich mouthfeel. Excellent. Having this right after such a good IPA was such a jarring, satisfying experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
[ Tap ][ Wicked Weed ][ 4oz ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Deep, clear red pour with spotty brown foam. Mocha layer. Nose is mild alcohol, vanilla extract, brownie, chocolate mousse. Taste is turbinado sugar, vanilla, fudge, buttery mousse. A tad sweet with a lightly acidic finish. Not sticky at all, not overoaked, no lemon, no paper. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Taste from a snifter at Wicked Weed during RBWG, thanks to whomever shared this! Black color. Thin, light brown head. Dots of lace, short ropes. Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Tasty bourbon barrel imperial stout, though maybe not as thick and chewy as many are. Some alcohol heat in the finish, but not a burn nor bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimsRatings (420) - - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Pours dark with a bit if tan head. Aroma of mocha with bourbon (darn good combo IMHO), along with malt. Malt, bourbon, and chocolate come together nicely in the taste, with the malt and bourbon staying on the tongue. I believe WickedWeed may become a favorite brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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