Nickel Brook Kentucky Bastard Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We kicked it up a notch with our Bolshevik Bastard Imperial Stout, aging it in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The rich chocolate, coffee and dark fruit flavours from our Imperial Stout are married together with the vanilla, oak and warming alcohol from bourbon barrels. Together as one, the result is an incredible blend of aroma and taste. Drink it today, or cellar it to enjoy later as it matures. Formerly 12%.

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3.5
GenDV138 (7761) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2017
Bottle shared at the November DC RateBeer tasting. 2016 vintage. Dark brownish black with just barely beige to tan head. Aromas of whiskey, honey, booze, dark chocolate. Tastes of booze, dark chocolate, whiskey. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

4
MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2017
My Bottom Line:

This silky Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout proposes rich chocolate, vanilla-bearing wood, molasses and whisky in a warming mouthfeel.



Further Personal Perceptions:

-A veil of foam covers the darkness.

-Barrel notes are generous from nose to finish.

-This was clearly aged in a freshly emptied whisky barrel.

-Saline allusions are noticed.



2-year-old bottle (2015 vintage).

4.2
radagast83 (8504) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2017
Large bottle at the November DC Ratebeer tasting. Poured a black color, smooth, with a medium sized tan head. Aroma was dark chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon notes. Sweet malts, roasted notes. Vanilla notes. Pretty tasty.

4
Westchesterco (2207) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2017
From a bottle at the November RB DC tasting. It is a brownish black with a thin tan head. The Aroma is bourbon,and chocolate the taste is boozy sweet.

4
Iphonephan (7327) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2017
From a bottle at the November RB DC tasting. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of bourbon, chocolate and dark pit fruits. Flavors are heavy sweet with a boozy finish. This is a big beer.

4.1
ShivanDragon (4643) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2017
sample from bottle @ZZT 2017 at Benzai's, shared by Caesar from 75cl 2015 bottle, pours black with a medium sized brown head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted and toasted malts, chocolate, cacao. bourbon, Taste pretty sweet, slick feel, creamy, umami, chocolate, cacao, bourbon, vanilla, soft alcoholic, medium body, soft carbonation, ok

4.3
77ships (11304) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2017
Thanks to caesar! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT 2017. Black, brief mocha head. Nose is mocha, chocolate, cacao, low umami, thick boozy bourbon. Taste is tasty low plastic, quite boozy very heavy bourbon with lovely sweet chocolate, mocha, cacao, almost dark fruit. Basic, boozy, solid bodied. Not very elegant but very tasty boozy bourbon RIS.

4
Benzai (16751) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle shared @ ZZT 2017. Dark brown to black color, average to medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste malts, light roast, liquor, bourbon, lightly vanilla, some alcohol, bitter. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Heavy but very nice.

3.7
Maakun (6543) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle shared at ZZT. Black with dark beige head. Massive bourbon, light flowers, milk chocolate, sweet red berries, cognac, lots of booze, vanilla, cocoa, light herbs. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Over medium bodied. Nice.

4
DutchDrebus (6238) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle @ ZZT Fall 2017. Black with a small light brown head. Smells roasty, sweet, chocolate. Tastes chocolate, roasty, sweet. Full body, soft carbo.


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