Abita Bourbon Street Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon Street Stout is an Imperial Stout that is aged in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels. Our Imperial Stout is brewed with a combination of pale, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Oats are also added to give the beer a fuller and sweeter taste. The roasted malts give the beer its dark color as well as its intense flavor and aroma. After fermentation the beer is cold aged for 6 weeks. This is necessary for all of the flavors of the malt and hops to balance and produce a very smooth flavor. After the cold aging the beer is transferred into the bourbon barrels. It is then aged for another 8 weeks to absorb all of the flavors from the barrels. The result is a strong stout that brings out the roasted flavors from the malt and the warming toasted, vanilla, and bourbon flavors from the barrels.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4429) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Draft at Taco Mac Chattanooga. Pours black with a khaki head. Lots of spicy wood on the nose. There some muted bourbon notes on the tongue as well. I was hoping the one would be much bigger.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4512) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2016
22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Appearance: dark mahogany, nearly opaque black in the glass. Small head with partial retention and little lacing. Complex aroma that changes with warming. An obvious but not overpowering bourbon aroma. Has hints of caramel, dates and prunes. Flavor: Sweeter than expected, but at a pleasing level. Bourbon and dark bread are dominant. Hints of caramel, oak and brown sugar. The bourbon comes to the fore in the finish, with fainter dark grains flavors. Bourbon lingers on in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Full body, finishing a bit dry. Good medium carbonation. Overall: Nice strength and quality of the bourbon barrel influence.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (528) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2016
A soft tan head on a deep brown body. The nose leads with coffee, a vegetal undertaste, malt and bitter chocolate. some nice tastes going on here; If this was richer and more dense, it could be a top two percenter. Dark berries, molasses, mild coffee, chocolate, coconut macaroons, damp wood, and bourbon create a nice blend. Nice tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2861) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - NOV 1, 2016
On tap at Old Line Bistro in Beltsville, MD. Opaque, black-brown with a small tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, roasted coffee, tobacco and dark chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon, roasted coffee, tobacco and dark chocolate. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10742) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Typical looking pour for the style - not overly dense or anything, but good looking. Palate is a touch thin for 10%. Smooth and a little boozy. Light char, lots of bourbon vanilla and some molasses and dark roast as well. A touch on the sweet simple side, but hit the spot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3932) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Local bottle probably 6-9 months old. Classic dark brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma has hints of brown sugar, bourbon and molasses. Flavor starts with a nice dark malt flavor but then some raw bourbon slaps you around a little. Okay but a little one dimensional and boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3742) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle aged in beer cellar since Oct. 2014. Black color with tan head. Aroma of sweet vanilla. Bourbon Whisky, Chocolate, Coffee and Licorice. As with a lot of these bourbon barrel stouts, at 1st sip I think there is too much bourbon. As the alcohol affects me as I drink more, its less noticeable and enjoy it more. It was a good time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12234) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2016
The beer pours brown-black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Roast malt, chocolate and oak in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, malt and bittersweet chocolate. The finish is roasty and oaky with a bourbon aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours an oily dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of dark malts, tobacco, and heavy bourbon notes. Flavors of bitter chocolate, smoke, and some nice bourbon notes.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5940) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Winter Beer Dabbler, 2016. Black color, bottled. Moderate bourbon aroma and flavor, some carbonation. A little sweet. Roasted malt, and it dries out near the end of the sip. OK for a bourbon aged beer.


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