Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Porter

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.8
alexsdad06 (10784) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Growler from Party Town from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a thin beige film. The aroma and flavor have chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits, vanilla, hints of wood, light roast, these barrel aged beers used to be so good from these guys.

3.8
anders37 (26999) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a dark brown black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and bourbon barrel aroma with hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty chocolate flavor with weak hints of licorice and hints of bourbon and vanilla. Has a roasted malty chocolate and bourbon barrel vanilla finish.

3.9
wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Barrel aged aroma. Brown black color. Mellowed roastiness. Lightly sweet. Lots of hop bitterness. at toncatchers tasting.

3.5
kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Stoutie rating # 600!

Growler, via alexsdad06. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy light brown head that fell to a wispy film. The nose is big time bourbon barrel dominated. Bourbon, vanilla, charred wood, and a fairly hefty dose of alcohol. Some heavy roast and bakers chocolate as well. Thankfully the bourbon is a little less aggressive in the flavor, much more of the vanilla and charred oak than the bourbon. Roasty, but not burnt malt, a little licorice note if you try hard. Lingering slightly hot bourbon and char finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly oily clingy finish. Nice soft moderate carbonation. A little warming on the back end. OK, but not a beer of distinction, not enough of the base beer showing through.

4
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Poured an opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, bakers chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, some smoke, vanilla, bourbon, and light alcohol in the finish.

4
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a deep black with some amber notes and a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits, light bourbon, nuts, tobacco and caramel. Flavor of the same. Smooth and nicely balanced bourbon character.

4.2
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Growler acquired in trade with alexsdad06 (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown (almost black color) with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, bourbon, stronger woodiness, and some vanilla. Tastes of the same stronger woodiness, bourbon, vanilla, some dark fruitiness, and roast. Dark fruits came out more as this warmed up. The bourbon was a little stronger in the tastes where the aromas had a stronger woodiness. Never would have guessed 11% - hidden with a nice and smooth/creamy body.

4.1
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
T3 tasting. Thought this was a stout until I saw the bottle. Dark brown leaning to black with red tints. Tan head to ring and oil slick. Chocolate, caramel, raisins and booze. Vanilla and creamy. Liked this one a lot.

3.8
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Served from a bottle at toncatchers T3 tasting! Thanks to stefanje, lagunitasfan, weeheavysd, fordest, wetherel, alohac and of course toncatcher for suppling the house and grub. Decent BB IS. I thought it had just a little too much bourbon. Stinging burning down the throat. Still decent.

4
StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2009
Growler courtesy of WeeHeavy at T3. A brown/black pour with a small tan head. The nose is strong with bourbon. The taste shows more bourbon and some sweet dark roasted malts. The finish is long and dry. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Overall: Now this is a bourbon barrel aged beer!


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