RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Aged for four months in bourbon barrels from the distillery in Kentucky, the Bourbon Barrel Stout is a robust yet balanced beer. Roasted malts give it a chocolate and coffee overtone, and the oak creates hints of vanilla and caramel. At 10.5% ABV, this stout pairs well with smokey barbeque sauce or even rich desserts.

2009 - Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels
2010 - Makers Mark bourbon barrels

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TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle at Darkness Day. Pour is dark brown with lots of bourbon on the nose. Flavor is bourbon, really bourbony, sweet and thin. some typical malt flavors come in late, pretty solid, but too bourbon forward for me.

Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours a medium thickness burnt umber color with two finger of gaseous khaki foam. The nose is roasted, charred and full of boozy earthy compost. the palate follows with a heavy char and bitter earth that doesn’t mix very well with the bourbon notes. Disjointed and hard to swallow... thin and bitter.

Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap at Choice City Butcher & Deli in Fort Collins with Taylor. This is the last keg in existence; this is the 8th rating of this beer in 2012. It’s the 2010 variety. Pours suit black with light lacing that hangs around. Aroma is heavy roasted malt chocolate boozy bourbon subdued maple wood. Light fig and Carmel. Taste is very smooth. Water bourbon Carmel chocolate malt, big roasty, slightly sweet. Finish is long and roasty barrel with a nice booze burn on the end. Mouthfeel is heavy and full with medium carb Great smooth beer. Alcohol is well hidden. A very nice sipping stout.

shigadeyo (3749) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

1/12/2011: Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout... Aroma: Muted chocolate; dusting of cocoa; smells strong. Appearance: Milk chocolate/coffee color; frothy tan-colored head. Flavor: Weird... Weak milk chocolate; fruity; muted bourbon; some alcohol; vanilla; something seems off... Palate: Medium-full body; milky texture. Overall: Decent, nondescript; nothing to write home about...

1 pt 9.4fl. oz. bottle (ABV 10.5%) shared by alexdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #210 for this beer.

camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2013
Sweet smokey nose. Palate is smokey with a fair amount of coffee and chocolate. Lots of alcohol burn on finish. Better available.

Ryborne (53) - - APR 4, 2013
More chocolate than bourbon it’s very dark and tart. Better as it breathes but falls short of similar competitors.

DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2013
On draft at World of Beer - Tempe. I believe this was from a keg of 2010. Pours dark brownish-black with a dark tan head. Sweet nose of bourbon, caramel, and toffee. Taste of mellow bourbon (though it’s still fairly hot) vanilla beans, and a heavy oak aftertaste. Slightly astringent. This is one of the rare barrel-aged imperial stouts that was much more enjoyable when fresh. I really hope Odell will brew it again someday (and perhaps figure out the infected bottle problem).

jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
750mL from Zipps, um no. this is not good. Makers Mark bottles, but the base stout is no good, too much char and ash.. tobacco and leaves.. the bourbon is subdued but that brings out too much other flavors, super thin body too.. no thanks.

blipp (9373) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours deep brown with a big beige head. Medium bourbon notes, roasted malts, some light dark fruity notes, and chocolate. Good stuff.

ben4321 (6547) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Location: Bottle at Paul’s Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13

Aroma: The nose had some bourbon, vanilla, and wood, with chocolate and coffee notes
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a beige head and some drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, a mix of malty sweetness and some boozy flavors
Palate: This one is fairly full bodied, with a smooth feel, and some alcohol burn
Overall Impression: I thought this one was pretty tasty. Maybe the alcohol burn hurts it a bit, but it still works pretty well overall.

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