Sierra Nevada Empire Strikes Black Imperial Stout - Wood Aged

 
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel aged version of Empire Strikes Black (a beer made with Jeff Bagby, Tomme Arthur and Tom Nickel).

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3.8
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap @ beachwood BBQ. Black as night with a nice mocha head. Aromas is oak, dark fruit, graham cracker, roast, and coffee. Lots of marshmallow, licorice, and blackberry jam. Nice sweetness to the flavor. Blackberry jam, burnt sugar, and marshmallow. Nice oak, booze, and coffee. Good roast, graham cracker, and a touch of ash. Really nice.

3.6
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Draft at PP Carlsbad Barrel Blast. Dark black pour, small tan head. Chocolate, sweet dark malt, vanilla, roasty, boozy alcohol, and bourbon. Average BA imp stout, a little too much heat.

3.6
BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap at Pizza Port’s Barrel Blast. Pours with a huge tan head and a deep black body. Aroma of cinnamon, alcohol, esters, molasses and oaky. Flavors of chocolate, estery, vanilla, barrel, and alcohol. Smooth with light carbonation.

4.5
nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Co-rate! Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Black, contrasty white head, dark brown lacing. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, light spice. Taste is dry cocoa. Great body. One of the best beers at the event.

4.2
Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Black, contrasty white head, dark brown lacing. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, light spice. Taste is dry cocoa. Great body. Good stuff.

4.1
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Rating #6. Pitch black with a light brown head. Nice chocolate and vanilla aroma. Flavor was light roast, more chocolate and vanilla, nice stuff. (1361)

3.7
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. Huge boozy nose, tons of booze on the flavor, great base beer, a little too hot though.

4.4
doublea (27) - , California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. This rare gem was side by side with Parabola, and I think I may have almost liked it more... More of a coffee aroma than Parabola, and more in your face bourbon, but well balanced. Delicious!

4.2
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Black with a creamy tan head. Chocolate vanilla oak and bourbon aroma. Big bourbon chocolate taste with a nice oaky finish.

4.1
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Served on tap at Pizza Port OB. Pours a rich dark chocolate brown. The flavors and aromas are rich with roasted malts, nice whiskey characteristics, wood notes, dark chocolate, a nice smoke edge at times. The mouth is really smooth with the alcohol well hidden and balanced. I enjoyed this a lot more then the regular.


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