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Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
Brown black color. Complex, meaty aromas of chocolate soft-serve, spiced nuts, marinated roasted meat, chocolate covered tropical fruits and coconut, and raspberry vinaigrette with a full body and a warming, medium-long spumoni gelato, sarsaparilla, anisette cookie, and pepper finish. A warming nutty imperial stout with nice roasted and fruit flavors.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: chocolate soft-serve, spiced nuts, marinated roasted meat, chocolate covered tropical fruits and coconut, and raspberry vinaigrette
Taste Flavor: spumoni gelato, sarsaparilla, anisette cookie, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A warming nutty imperial stout with nice roasted and fruit flavors.

The Producer

Full Sail Brewing Co.

The Producer
506 Columbia St
Hood River, OR 97031
USA
1 541-386-2281

Their Portfolio

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88 Full Sail Brewing Co. Session Premium Lager 5.1% (USA)

Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel.

A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.

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Barrel Aged Imperial Stout