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Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon Stout

Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon Stout
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8127) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Wood, vanilla, black beans and dark chocolate combine in this rich and roasted Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the pure blackness.
-Alcohol warmth is prominent.
-This is very aromatic but may be a tad rough at times. Some aging might help out?
-After brewing a few gorgeous Wild Ales and a smashing Double IPA, Wicked Weed brewers now prove they can dabble with greatness in the Stout category. Well, well.

On tap at The Funkatorium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of cognac, vanilla, bourbon barrel, very nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with vanilla, bourbon barrel, licorice, alcohol warmth, very nice and complex, winter warmer. On tap at Funkatorium.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Appearance: Near black, imposingly languid body, topped with no more than a very slim, dark tan head.

Smell: Potent fresh bourbony scent supported by heavy, malty notes of bittersweet chocolate, caramel squares, rich roast as well as fruity hints of raisin and plum.

Taste: A load of chocolate fudge, caramel and roasty (but overtly roasty) coffee beans drenched in succulent bourbon with all the oak wood, dark brown sugar and vanilla you could want. Moderate dark fruitiness. Sweetish, smooth, softly warming finish. Itís bursting with vibrant flavors and character but still comes across as well balances on all fronts.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: Wow. Is there anyone else who agrees with me that this is one of the greatest beers to come out of the Asheville area? For those of us who never gave up on the dream of another top-class barrel aged stout, itís almost hard to conceive that this could have been done any better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13184) - 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 (5866) - 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 (1273) - 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 (1497) - 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 (4136) - 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 (6790) - 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.

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