Vanilla Chai Bourbon Stout

Oregon
United States
Vanilla Chai Bourbon Stout, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
97
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
40 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout meets chai spices and elegant vanilla for notes of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, and a roasty palate rich with cocoa. This latte-inspired sipper is sure to warm your hearts, and mouths through the waning days of winter, or whenever you need a little spice.

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ABV: 
11.0%
IBUs: 
70
Served at: 
45º - 50º F
Hops: 
Chinook
Malts: 
Maris Otter, Simpsons Crystal Dark, Simpsons Crystal Extra Dark, Thomas Fawcett Chocolate, Thomas Fawcett Pale Chocolate
Judges Review 
Pat Mulloy's picture
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Vanilla Chai Bourbon Stout by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as 34 E Experimental beer with base style 33b Specialty wood aged beer, per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This is an evening-sipping-by-the-fire, cherishing-with-a-friend type of beer. This deep dense brown beauty’s heft slowly grows on you. The initial whiff suggests an elegant spicy chocolaty muffin with a light sprinkle of alcohol. The beer stands out for its balance and layered complex flavors that get bigger as you drink while maintaining their balance. Dark chocolate leads gently seasoned with ginger, hints of cinnamon and spice and a dash of bourbon with a suspicion of vanilla. A light touch of oak, hop bitterness and roast balance the malty sweetness that leaves a light stickiness on the lips. The alcohol is remarkably smooth and not hot or harsh. The alcohol warmth and light astringency from the oak slowly grow as you drink. While nothing jumps out, all the elements work well together resulting in an extraordinary, top-shelf beer. Buy several -- it should improve nicely with age.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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