Night Train - Bourbon Barrel Aged - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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3.74/5 rDev +1.9%
Thanks to scribe594 for sharing this one during the Churchill's weekend festivities.
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, and wood. Taste is much the same with a cocoa flavor and an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a decent barrel aged presence but is nothing too special in my opinion.
03-05-2013 02:31:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.01/5 rDev +9.3%
Barrel Aged Night Train
Enjoyed on Tap at Benno's. This was served in a 10 oz glass, and was pretty well chilled.
A) Even with the lighting what it was in the bar, I would say this was a very dark brown brew. There was a thin tan head, that decided to stick around. No lacing noted...
S) A fair amount of roasted malt, coffee, a little vanilla sweetness, and a touch of the bourbon. The aroma intensified a bit on the last few sips, so I really enjoyed it more as it warmed up.
T) Regular Night Train really hits you with a coffee upfront. The coffee is definitely noted here as well, but there is no mistaking the bourbon barrel. A hint of chocolate and a little bit of vanilla. I was pretty surprised at the ABV of this beer, which is only a tick higher than regular Night Train.
M) Perhaps a bit thin for my liking but that is mostly made up for by the decent flavors. Again, better as it warms up.
O) I think Night Train might be my favorite O'so offering, so I was really looking forward to trying the barrel aged version. I was not disappointed, but still feel that I am somewhat partial to the original. Definitely worth a try...
02-28-2013 05:03:09 | More by RoamingGnome
Night Train - Bourbon Barrel Aged from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
83 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.