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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This very special beer was brewed as a Double Strength Imperial Stout. Imperial Stouts being very big beers to begin with, that puts this at the strength of a barleywine. The Original Gravity is 27.5 P/1118, then the hopping level is very hard to define, though there are enough hops to achieve 100 IBUs in a smaller beer, this beer still has a distinct sweetness due to a high percentage of unfermentable sugars. After fermentation, this beer was aged in old whiskey barrels from the McCormack’s bottling plant in Weston, MO, hence the name Owd Mac’s (owd being a British regional colloquialism for old).

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3.9
weihenweizen (4980) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2018 Refrigerated 12.5 oz. brown bottle with gold wax from RobertDale. Black with small beige head. Aroma is bourbon, thick body, medium/low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is bourbon, oak, chocolate, some vanilla, and hints of booze.

3.6
gregwilsonstl (2934) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Smells boozy. Boozy. Hot. Woody. Tasted at dars for march madness. The Chris.

4
Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle from trade. Pours a dark brown black. Light brown head. Aromas of bourbon and dark fruits. Some cocoa. Taste is well incorporated. Medium body.

4.1
charule (2306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle share with art. Poured pitch black with min tan head. Aroma boozy and sweet barrel. Taste sweet chocolate wooden cabinet. Min alcohol burn but decent in mouth viscosity.

4.3
HarvesterOfSorrow (2690) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
June 19, 2015 - bottle shared by Brian. Black pour with limited head. Aroma was chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit and bourbon. Taste was a nice blend of everything mentioned in aroma. Thanks for the big time want, Brian!

4.3
BVery (12146) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bomber. Dark dense brown pour with a soapy light beige head. Whiskey, wood, fudge, vanilla, soft but still fairly dense palate, dark fruit on taste. Yum.

4.2
rouhlas (4648) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 18, 2015
750ml bottle from trade with RobertDale. Thank you very much Bob! Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, lot of dark fruits, raisins, plums, caramel, chocolate, wood, vanilla, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.

4.2
DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2015
2013 22-oz. bottle. Solid nose of charred oak, molasses, mild bourbon, and heavy milk chocolate. Pours flat dark brown. Nice, balanced taste of whiskey (solid heat to start), cocoa, oak, light vanilla, a touch of raisin, and some tobacco. The alcohol burn increases as the beer warms but never hits overpowering levels. Medium body with a slightly prickly texture. A delicious top-drawer barrel-aged stout.

3.6
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle shared by Eugene as part of a blind BA imperial stout tasting. Dark reddish brown pour was the lightest of the bunch. Nose brings chocolate, vanilla, touch of oak, and with perceptable alcohol. Some oxidation, more chocolate than roast, but pretty much right at the center of the flavor profile I’d expect from an imperial stout + barrel. Just doesn’t really gel for me the way I’d expect -- like all the parts are nicely there, but somehow the sum is less. Wish there was still some left this morning for me to give it another shot, though.

4.1
djd07 (18621) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Growler during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a very dark brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malts, cocoa, and booze. Thick mouth, strong roasted malt, cocoa, coffee bean, nice booze presence, really enjoyed this one.


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