Taxman Brewing Company
A Note on This Beer
Rare Dark Beer junkies, are you ready for this? Today’s beer is:
- An extremely limited, bold 13% ABV, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout.
- Borderline impossible to find outside of Indiana.
- Beloved by the Untappd community with a killer 4.20 rating.
This may not be the beer you’d expect — today’s small-batch beast comes with a stone fruity Belgian-style twist! You might want to take a class on yoga breathing to prepare for the boozy flavor intensity of Taxman’s Evasion BBAB Stout (2019).
That’s not a typo, BBAB stands for Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian, and this Stout is all of those things, to the max. Dark Belgian Candi Sugar elevates the royally high booziness, keeping it silky and smoothing out the roasts with mellow toffee notes.
Aging in the recently-drained barrels elevates the 2019 version with complex notes of new leather, fire-cured tobacco, and sweet spiced oak.
Cellaring for over a year mellowed the booziness, highlighting notes of peanut brittle toffee and smooth hints of roast mocha. Meanwhile, the robustness drawn from the barrels parlays with real Indonesian vanilla beans in a refined bittersweet finish.
Belgian-Style Barrel Aged Stouts are hard to find, making Evasion a special treat. And, on top of that, Taxman has earned two GABF medals for the style. A treasure indeed!
Rated 4.20 on Untappd
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Wonderfully smooth and rich. Boozy but not overpowering. All-round an incredible stout
Very tasty. Like a cross between a barrel aged quad and stout.
Since it is labeled as a Belgian style but is a stout, I thought it would make for an interesting tasting. It is very well balanced. I like the stout nature of it and the Belgian character shines through with a hint of a dark sour tangy presence. Thumbs up on this one.
Heavy candy sugar that I have picked up in other Belgian ales. Nice brew.
Rich and boozy
Real good beer. Alcohol is hidden. Wish I would have purchased more. Bit of metallic ( cooked sugar ) after taste, probably will go away as it warms.
Solid stout, but the bourbon is almost non-existent. It's this beer is almost like an RIS .
Ahmazing ba stout
Super smooth- great flavor- hard to believe it’s 13%
Smooth but boozy
Boozy imperial with touch of coconut notes!
Smooth for that 13% ABV.
Decent flavor. A little thin￼
Ok but unremarkable. Thinner than I like my stouts.
Simple and delicious!
Has a light bourbon sugar aftertaste, being barrel aged and having a 13% abv. Unique flavor but not particularly crushable, if that’s your thing.
Smooth, no bourbon flavor though
Veeeeeerrrrryyy nice. Can't believe its 13%. Dark malts with a sweet candied after taste.