Miscellaneous Imperial Stouts

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Tasting: October 20, 2014
Style: Imperial Stout (Whiskey Barrel Aged)
Beer #: 633

The Gentleman Imperial Stout by Naked Brewing of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania – an imperial stout. Even though it doesn’t say on the label – the store label says that this stout was aged whiskey barrels. While the 10% ABV says imperial stout – the thinnish base stout says otherwise. The barrel influence really reminds of red wine, tannins and all. Not a fan 70 points and I need another trip to the basement fridge to find something else.

Tasting: October 20, 2014
Style: Imperial Stout (Whiskey Barrel Aged)
Beer #: 634

Moonlight Drive by Southbound Brewing of Savannah, Georgia – a coffee stout. This came to me as an extra in my first trade on the Beer Exchange way back in March. The label lists an IBU of 70 and an SRM of 35. Also gives a bottling month of March. Again, a little watery – but somewhat interesting. It does deliver some coffee notes and although it isn’t saying much, it’s an improvement on The Gentleman Imperial Stout. I’ll put Moonlight Drive at a tolerable 83 points

Tasting: October 21, 2014
Style: Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
Beer #: 635

2014 Imperial Stout by Shipyard Brewing of Portland, Maine. This is bottle number 1,642 of an undisclosed lot. It checks in at 11% ABV. An IBU of 47. I judge my bourbon-barrel aged stouts by the balance of the base stout and the barrel-influence. Once again, the base stout here is watery and totally pushed around by the bourbon influence of wood, vanilla and a boozy burn. It lacks coffee, chocolate or any roasted flavors. The bourbon-barrel influence carries this stout to an 86 in my book.

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