Lagunitas Willett Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our friends over at Kentucky’s own Willett Distillery have one kind of barrel: wood. And they put two things in them: Bourbon and Rye. We were fortunate enough to get some of their Bourbon barrels, and we put our Imperial Stout in them. It’s a chocolatey, coffee-y, smoky, Bourbon-y beast of a barrel-aged thing. Word.

2016 One Hitter Series.

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Ronritter (874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2017
on tap black pour thin off white head big chocolate nose taste is cocoa, vanilla and a nice whisky finish

4
Strykzone (7556) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Sampled druing Stlcbw. A lot of bourbon. Vanilla, earth, wood, malts, heat. Big and flavorful. A lot to like.

3.9
Zymurgeist2 (2327) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City. Black with moderate brown head that left quickly. Complex bourbon, with slight chocolate backing.

4
Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2017
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of bourbon, toast, dark chocolate, coffee. Black with a somewhat lasting beige head. Dry, roasty, somewhat smoky. Full bodied.

4
simont1 (620) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2017
Aroma of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, raisins. Taste of dark roast coffee, chocolate, with a nice bourbon note. Very smooth, clean and easy drinking, well made.

4
luttonm (6634) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2017
Beer Junction, Seattle. Creamy, lingering mocha foam. Darkest brown-black. Spicy, dark roast with good alc spice. Dark chocolate is fantastic, barrel is present but is only a supporting character. Moderate cream to body holds up the alc, spice and dark richness well.

4.1
ryanfolty (2585) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2017
March 11, 2017 - on tap at the Rare Beer Fest. Dark brown pour with a lot of head. Chocolate, coffee, spice and bourbon in aroma and taste.

4
jefcon (1921) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Terrific coffee nose. Chocolate, fire pit, leather and coffee on the palate. Lacking the spice of the high west-ified. Still, complex and rich, with a subtle hop element that livens up the big and hearty stout with some citrus and coffee fruit notes.

3.7
bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Bourbon aroma. Bourbon and light fruity flavor with chocolate. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon and dark fruit lingers with chocolate and rich malt.

4.1
douglas88 (9569) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2017 6On tap at Westgate. Pours a dark black color with a small white head. A big sweet licorice and bourbon nose. The flavor is big sweet bourbon, vanilla, sweet roast, chocolate. Quite good.


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