Barrel House Boss Cox Double Dark IPA

Barrel House Boss Cox Double Dark IPA

Rated 3.455 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Barrel House Brewing Company

Cincinnati, OH, United States

Style:  American Black Ale

8.6% Alcohol by Volume

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In the early 20th century, Cincinnati was presided over by the strong armed political power broker George "Boss" Cox. Holding court high above an Over-The-Rhine saloon, "Boss" Cox's authoritative grip on the city could often be relaxed with a smoked sausage and a hearty brew. Our Double Dark IPA infuses a bold, delicious malty character with copious amounts of American and European hop bitterness. There's a new boss in town.

ID: 27815 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank4067
Overall Percentile92.4
Style Rank53 of 342
Style Percentile84.5
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.683
Weighted Score3.455
Standard Deviation0.299

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A rich transparent reddish brown, it generates a very thick and fluffy tan head when poured. Aroma is strong and hoppy, with a hint of spice and a touch of molasses. Flavor is mainly hoppy but surprisingly the bitterness level is low; there is a hint of sweetness. Texture is very smooth, and aftertaste has nice mix of hop bitterness and treacle-like sweetness.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours dark brown with red highlights, perfect clarity, and tall, thick head. Aroma profile includes caramel, ripe fruit, tropical fruit, and a hint of dark chocolate. The flavor is malty-to-balanced with a dry, roasty finish. Medium bodied and smooth with moderate warming affect. Interesting creation.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Sampled from bottle. Pours mahogany with a very thick, creamy head. Perhaps I have an aged bottle because the aroma hops are quite muted for the style. Overripe plum and licorice notes too. Bitter, but not agressively so. The malt profile reminds me of an English old ale - lots of dark sugars and a seemingly high final gravity. Full-bodied. A good beer but not the type of IIPA I'm used to - and I'm not the biggest fan of old ales...

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This poured a dark copper color with a moderate head. The aroma is citrus, chocolate, and caramel. The flavor contains caramel and some citrus in the background. This one is not very similar to the typical IPAs. Overall nothing fantastic but it was pretty good.

  • TIMMYK77 404 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    From a bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange/light brown. Aroma is malty and sweet with caramel undertones. Flavor is sweet up front with an nice hop bitterness. It fades quickly though. Overall a really good beer. Probably the best I've had from Barrel House.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 3.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 7

    This brewery is new to Georgia and I decided to pick up a couple of bombers of their offerings and this one is the biggest of all of them in alcohol. Aroma on this brew is very acidity and citrusy with hoppy bitter and dried flowers coming through with even some ripened tropical fruit as well as sweet maltiness and even bitter chocolate. Appearance is a dark, chestnut burgundy in color with some brownish overtones with a rocky and well carbonated head on top that is full and frothy and dissipates only slightly and is light-tan in color(color here is almost like a Scottish style-ale or Indian Brown ale--I assume that is why it is called double dark). The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with enormous complexity of hops as well as malty balance with a palate that is thick and dry to some extent but very satisfying. The flavor is malty sweet with hoppy resin and pine with some grapefruit as well as citrus with an aftertaste that is dry and hoppiness dominates with a finish that is smooth, bitter sweet maltiness and hops with some chocolate and burnt and woody overtones. Overall, very smooth beer with no alcohol detectable and reminds me of a Scottish style-strong ale or hoppy brown ale; nonetheless, a great beer here and the color is not characteristic of an Impy IPA but what a great beer!

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