Barley's Bourbon Barrel Peach ESB - Barley's Brewing Company
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1.58/5 rDev 0%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Poured from a firkin into a pint glass at Ale House No. 1 on 6/9/12
Rusty copper brown is on the darker side. No head whatsoever. This looks like tea.
The nerd in me wants to point out the bread, caramel and earthy hop aromas and subtle peach and vanilla, but the practical part of me acknowledges this pretty much smells, at best, like peach tea or, at worst, like a long island iced tea which calls to mind puking my way down the a dorm hall at Ohio Wesleyan. Ah, the WSLN days.
The sips are an extension of the aroma - peach tea with alcohol. The barrel characteristics are ok for what they are - modest char and oak with a soft tapering of bourbon. But, why was this barreled at all? Peach is very mild; the overarching flavor being more of a faintly bitter, bready, herbal tea.
The body seems medium-light, but the utter lack of carbonation betrays the thin, weak feel.
Overall impression: When I heard about this, it sounded so bad that I had to try it. It's totally off the mark as a beer, but it's drinkable in an "I don't wanna waste this watery tea concoction" kind of way.
Serving type: cask
10-09-2012 05:57:47 | More by Ryan011235
Barley's Bourbon Barrel Peach ESB from Barley's Brewing Company
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