Rock Bottom Chicago Terminal Oatmeal Bourbon Stout



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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Oatmeal stout aged in a Woodford Reserve barrel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (10142) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
Part of a sampler at the brewpub. Actually not part of the sampler, but thrown in by my awesome server once she saw I was a note-taking beer geek! Apparently this is aged for 7 months in Woodford Reserve barrels. Same appearance as the regular terminal stout, with a londer-lasting creamy brown head. Very barrel-driven character, lots of sweet vanilla oak and bourbon nuances, but the underlying beer stands up well. Finish is a little hot, but other than that, a good balance and a terrific beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (9205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2009
[2491-20090926] Tap. Sweet vanilla oak wood aroma has super roasty wood. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy brown head and is a little sludgy. Sweet heavy bourbon oak wood flavour has rich sweet malt. Full body. Quite bourbony, enjoyable but wow its punchy.
(Called Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout @ Three Floyds; Munster, IN)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2009
2009-09-26. Black creamy brown head. Very oaky aroma at first, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol. Mellows a bit after first sniff. 7+ Flavour is quite alcoholic at first, sweet chocolaty touches, mild vanilla and bourbon carry into a warmingly alcoholic finish. Smooth medium to full bodied palate. Bourbon varies from in your face to delicately restrained. Solid, bit too bourbony for my tastes. Bit raw overall. On tap as RB BBA Stout at Three Floyds, Munster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2009
On tap at RB Chicago about two weeks ago. I was told this was aged 5 months in the bourbon barrel. Nose of bourbon, sweet malts, alcohol, and roasted malts. Thick black in color with a brown ring of a head. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavors are the base with bourbon poured on like maple syrup on pancakes. The sweet bourbon leads to red fruit flavors, cherries, and more booze. Although it is roasty overcoming all that alcohol is a challenge. Too fruity and boozy. Five months is evidently too long on the barrel, or that barrel was maybe just too wet with bourbon. But if you like bourbon, this Bud, could be for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2009
tap at RB Chicago.... close to black pour with dark reddish brown edges and a wispy light tan head... aroma of sweet vanilla, smoothened bourbon, alchohol phenols, and hints of cherry... bourbon infused flavor combined with a fruit forward stout with an adequate degree of chocolate. light to medium body. aroma was more pleasing than the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Pours black with a tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon aroma. Thick and sweet. Some dark fruit flavor even. Another solid Bourbon beer from RB. Has some alcohol strength to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2009
On tap in Chicago. Pours a charcoal color with a reddish brown head. Loaded with bourbon and vanilla on the nose. Tastes watered down -- big time -- with notes of flour and overripe plums. Bland and disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (13656) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
A deep dark stout with a very thin light moka head. In aroma, a nice light wooden bourbon barrel, more porto like, with light fungal notes. In mouth, an interesting and wild stout, with light Brett notes, chocolate, a bit of metallic notes, warming alcohol, a notes of cherries. Rich, enticing and appreciated. On tap at brewpub, May 17 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2009
on tap at RB Chicago. aged 7 months in barrel. pours black with tan head. nose is very woody, ashy, vanilla, and coconut. flavors are very dry, woody, ashy, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2008
pours black with dark head with nice lacing. aroma is malty, vanilla and bourbon. it is probably the vanilla in the flavor that spoiled this for me, but it was a bit too sweet for me. my meagre notes on this brew dont reveal much more (it must have been late in the tasting).

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