Reserve Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter - Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
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3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Rochester, NY.
Pours a dark, deep black, with, strangely, visible carbonation, a one inch head, mocha colored, and some good lacing
Smells like dark roasted malt and bourbon.
The taste is similar. Slightly sour and tangy, with subtle bourbon, and chocolate- cocoa powder, mainly. Some vanilla, as well, with tart dark fruits- cherries and grapes.
Medium bodied, slightly thin for the style. Very creamy and smooth.
This one is a bit better than it's ratings show, but isn't quite big enough to match its barrel characteristics. The sour-ish twang isn't all that pleasant either, but goes away as the beer warms up.
04-26-2014 06:31:00 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours a very dark but clear reddish-brown. Small head soon reduces to a bubbly ring.
The aroma is sweet with a clear controibution from the bourbon barrel. The barrel aging is even more apperent in the flavor where it dominates the sweet malts. Rather sweet but short of cloying, with some bitterness coming out in the aftertaste.
Near medium body with a satisfying, but higher than expected level of carbonation. Flavor profile seems to call for a fuller body.
11-08-2013 00:19:40 | More by chinchill
Reserve Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.