Suitable For Cave Aging - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.23/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1L growler poured into Lawson's snifter. Thanks Tom (airfoil) for getting this for me! I'll admit this growler was probably filled at least a month ago and had been sitting in my cellar (not typically what I do with my growlers).
A- Pours an opaque jet black with some translucent mahogany along the edges. About a finger of beige head that has nice retention and leaves some light spotty lacing along the sides of the glass. Despite being almost a month old there is still nice consistent rising carbonation, although I can tell it has died a tiny bit.
S- Bourbon, oak, some light vanilla, slightly weird char presence hiding in the background, and a hint of chocolate but mostly bourbon/oak. Nice balance with bourbon not dominating too much.
T- Bourbon, woody oak, some light vanilla but woody oak dominates a little bit more, some light chocolate and espresso hiding in the background but doesn't present itself too much. Nice presence of barrel-aging without anything dominating too much.
M- Medium bodied, decent carbonation without being over-carbonated, easy drinking but can definitely feel it.
O- This was a very good beer from Stone. You can definitely tell that this beer was barrel-aged for awhile (supposedly two years). It had a nice bourbon presence that didn't dominate too much and gave it a nice sweetness without feeling too boozey. If anything it was barrel-aged too long and I would have liked the base beer to present itself a tiny bit more. It held up great even though being filled about a month ago. Overall I definitely recommend checking this beer out.
Serving type: growler
12-23-2012 00:46:58 | More by jaasen64
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