Bourbon Barrel Mortimer Black IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.58/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I consumed Mortimer in a tulip glass on tap at the beer shoppe in Davis, CA
A: Great pour resulted in a beautiful tan, fluffy head. The brew itself was extremely dark with almost no light coming through.
S: Nice oaky aroma. I'm getting lots of coconut and some slight vanilla. Not as rich as I'd like, but still very good.
T: Light bourbon taste up front with big a lot of oak flavors. I'm getting some alcoholic vanilla too. I can certainly taste coffee throughout. I was honestly expecting a larger hop presence, but I think some of the hop flavors flavors yielded to the barrel aging. It certainly does have a bitter finish though.
M: This beer was way too light in my opinion. However it was very creamy. This left me at an average mouthfeel.
O: I wanted this to have bigger flavors and a bigger body. That said, only the body is truly lacking. Flavor is good but not great.
Serving type: on-tap
10-18-2011 01:05:56 | More by tony223366
3.55/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Apparently Mortimer is what happens when Mojo Risin' Double IPA and Planet Porter meet in a Bourbon Barrel. The result is pretty decent.
Mortimer arrived in a shaker pint glass with a small head and a deep walnut hue. The head had nice staying power and left a nice amount of lace.
As with many a bourbon barrel aged beer, the barrel really comes through at first. It adds a heavy oak, toffee and alcohol presence. Planet Porter brings it's stout-light coffee and burnt bitterness flavors, plus a hint of baking chocolate. The bitterness from Mojo is quite pronounced and carries a heavy grapefruit and lemon citrus bite. Alcohol adds a touch of warmth, but is otherwise well masked. The beer has a nice silkiness in the mouth.
Overall, I liked this, but it would be nice to try and non-barrel aged version.
Serving type: cask
09-14-2011 01:27:55 | More by Rayek
Bourbon Barrel Mortimer Black IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.