Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to abanton for this bottle, which dropped on my doorstep as part of a long-ago trade, & has been resting ever since in hope of it developing some carbonation. Green 500ML bottle split with my wife.
The pour is sad but expected: dark red trending towards black, & flatter than a Parisian supermodel. Nose has two components: cane sugar & bourbon. Smells like a Halloween party gone wrong. Or right, depending.
Monster 29 - Bourbon Barrel Aged has claws. Bourbon emerges from under the bed & rakes across the palate, chest cavity, & liver with a vengeance. It gets into the sinuses if you breathe wrong, too. Sub-sonic tastes include handfuls of brown sugar, mild chocolate, & that leathery bat wing that I associate with an old ale. Heavy. Half a small bottle is enough.
The lack of carbonation does some damage to my final judgment, but this has enough kick & character to overcome. Let's link hands & sing. Very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 03:15:49 | More by maximum12
Bourbon Barrel Monster 29 from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.