Dust Bowl Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Our Russian Imperial Stout has a very complex malt character showing layers of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt and finishes with an assertive bitterness from both dark malts and hops. For this batch, after fermentation was complete, we put the beer in a combination of Whiskey and Rum barrels. This aging process allows the beer to mellow a bit while adding layers of toasted coconut, vanilla, damp earthiness, and slight boozy character from the whiskey and rum still soaked into the wood of the barrels. This is a beer to sip and savor!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 20, 2016
​On tap @ Capitol Beer. Listed as Barrel Aged Black Blizzard. Black in color with a thick tan head. A whole lot of roasted malt, ash, and charred oak. Thereís one decent bourbon flavor, but itís more ashy than anything. Kind of a graham cracker sweetness to it, maybe some spice, and whiskey. Has a good bit of dark chocolate and some coffee grounds to the finish. Slightly thin and astringent on the back of the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14613) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark blk/brn with a large tan head. Aroma is chocolate bourbon. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, then burnt malt (smooth), then earthy chocolate. I think coffee is eclipsed by the bourbon. Which isnít super strong. Delicious.
Earlier Rating: 11/14/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours black with a dark tan head. Bourbon aroma. med + or full bodied. Flavor is very bourbon/vanilla with dark malt, and I think coffee. Maybe chocolate. Smooth. Think thereís no heat. Oak comes along after awhile. Itís malty, but not seemingly undry. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9687) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a pretty tan head and a coffee and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (739) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom, medium mocha head, boozy finish. Stout end falls a little short.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8915) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft. Black beer with a dark cream head. Bourbon and malt aroma. Bourbon and dark malt flavor with light spiciness. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon and dark malt lingers with light chocolate and light spiciness.

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