Monday, July 25, 2011
Full Sail Black Gold Imperial Stout Bourbon Barrel Aged
I ordered a bottle of Full Sail Black Gold Imperial Stout Bourbon Barrel Aged from Northwest Liquid Gold. The beer pours a black color with a frothy tan head. The aroma has lots of sweet and dark chocolate, toasted malts, caramel, vanilla, and a great bourbon accent. The taste is smooth and chocolaty before a warming bourbon flavor comes out. It has a silky mouth feel with an alcohol tinge that pricks at the tongue. Vanilla and caramel sweeten on the finish, and the beer leaves a dry toasted malt after tastes. The alcohol content is 11.4% ABV. I thought the Black Gold was well blended with no low points in the drinking experience, all while maintaining an excellent bourbon accent.