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Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Imperial Porter
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First rolled out in 2014, our Bourbon barrels are back at work for this new offering.

Beer aged in barrels takes on the rich flavours of the wood, while also adopting the characters of the barrels previous tenant.

Single trip Kentucky Bourbon barrels made of oak have been used to cultivate this homegrown Porter. Aged for six months, then blended to a full body, deep brown to black, with six malts, here’s a deliciously exotic and extremely well-spoken brew.

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3.7
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate finish.

3.6
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s
Dark brown color. Aroma of bourbon, tobacco, meat, Sriracha, spices. Lean mouthfeel, not too thick, not too sweet; good dark malts and caramel, moderate bourbon taste, a bit boozy.
Not too bad.

3.4
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
650mL bottle, pours a reddish deep dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out lots of dark fruits, light bourbon, and light toasted malt. Flavour brings out a nice bourbon quality upfront, followed by some dark fruit and caramel. Not especially robust, but it’s well-constructed. Nicely done.

3.8
Oakes (18517) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle from Big Rock Urban. Dark brown, with a medium, caramel-coloured head. The aroma is fairly strong on the bourbon, with some sweeter caramel notes. Full body, quite soft with a lot of nice dark sugars. Light fruitiness, gentle molasses and quite a bit of bourbon. The lack of roast distinguishes it from an imperial stout and to be honest I like that about this beer.

3.8
Ferris (16274) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle - Chocolate, toffee and nice bourbon notes. Deep jet brown with a small light brown head. Dark roast, chocolate and nice light bourbon notes. Balanced, lots of cocoa and quite nice.

3.8
DuffMan (10602) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
Sampled from the bottle @ Calgary Beerfest 2016. Very dark brown with amber highlights. Rich buttery oak and bourbon, chocolate, some roasty notes, dry woody finish. Balanced and tasty. Well done Big Rock!

3.8
Iphonephan (7192) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours murky cola brown with an ecru head. Bourbon nose. Flavors of oak, licorice and bourbon. Rich, bitter roast finish. By far the best beer from Alberta I have had to date.

3.6
reebtogi (6341) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2016
650ml bottle pours black in color with a vigorously poured finger of light tan head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is bourbon with dark pitted fruit and hints of alcohol and chocolate. Taste is a dark fruity and chocolate malt sweetness with some alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. This is a great example of the style, by far one of the best brews this brewery has made to date. Keep up the good work!

3.7
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
Dans mon verre s’installe un liquide qui porte la couleur du style et qui montre une fière tête qui génère une dentelle longue. Au nez, notes de bourbon et de caramel et de chocolat en sirop. Les saveurs de chocolat sont illuminées par le bourbon et par un caramel rendu en mélasse qui reste collé aux commissures de mes lèvres. Le corps est riche et faiblement touché par les bulles. La texture veloutée montre une charge sucrée. La finale douce accepte de l’être avec une certaine retenue.

2.9
DeanF (2514) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Well few-ackk, late friday night and this stumbles outta tha fridge. I don’t give Big Rock too much credit as they are one of those boring microbrweries that might be good with mediocre wings to beat a hangover but again, like always, you’re never buying a first-class ticket from anywhere to get to their brewpub to try the stuff. But I’m feeling sentimental what with Youtube going on with Prince videos and me regretting not having done the same for dear Prince during his daylight hours (and so few days we get do decide...alas). I would have gladly told the job of the moment "fuck you, Prince is playing in City X, I’m gonna go see him play before he expires" but you rarely know when that show would be the last... so you drink. It’s 1am and the sun is still around the horizon, a figment of that God Damned Arctic Circle the fookin’ geogramaphamaphamers be dun talkin’ aboot. Little head in fact, a dark brown -black body for appearance. The aroma is motor oil from an ’85 Camaro that has been driven from Bella Coola back to Kelowna, ho lee fook. Hints of Purdy’s chocolates and weak coffe from Timmy Ho’s, with just a hint of decent marijuana oil. The flavour is an oily mess of molasses and sour coffee beans, a messed up liqueur like you were fishing around in your parent’s liquor cabinet for something potent and found their decade old bottle of Tia Maria. Medium finish. This stuff is just too sugary and strong, again that finesse thang, it’s missing and just comes off as a jumble of coffee syrup and booze. For my money I may as well just buy a bottle of Kahlua, chicken sliders at Big Rock be damned. Eh.


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