Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings - The Bruery
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Reviews by cooch69:
4.34/5 rDev +16.7%
This beer was the fifth and final beer of our Snobs United Tasting Last Night.
This beer was a beautiful specimen.
Pours really murky just like all of the Bruery beers tonight.
It had the least amount of head and lacing, but nice legs when swirled.
Nose and palate are full of Banana, Fermented Pineapple, Fresh Oak, Bourbon, sweet bready malts, Vanilla and some spices.
Overall this was much better than standard 5 Golden Rings and I wish I had a little more. But that's why I have extras :)
04-05-2014 22:04:30 | More by cooch69
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4.31/5 rDev +15.9%
750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 11/20/13. Served in a Bruery snifter.
Pours an opaque, murky, muddy brown with a finger and a half of fluffy ecrue head. The foam fades quickly without leaving any lace.
Aromas of vanilla, pineapple, bourbon and vague spices. A pronounced alcohol "chill" is noticeable in and amongst the tantalizing sweetness.
Flavors are big, bold, boozy and sweet. The pineapples are actually still quite prevalent but bourbon battles it for top billing. Spiced grilled pineapple, hot (but not too hot) bourbon, oaky vanilla, burnt caramelly malts, allspice, tangy citrus, mild cinnamon, some ginger and a healthy kick of alcohol. I like the play between the fruity, spicy base beer and the earthy barrel character. It's a hot but quite tasty bourbon soaked pineapple upside down cake.
Slick, semi-oily medium body with a mellow yet present carbonation. Bourbon, spiced pineapple and sweet oak linger in the aftertaste.
A pleasing blend of pineapple, bourbon, spice and sweet malts. I seem to have been in the minority of people that truly enjoyed 5 Golden Rings a year ago and I must say that I find this barreled version significantly better than it's reviews and score would indicate. It's a sipper for sure but I didn't have a problem drinking a whole bottle over the course of an evening. Quite glad to have a couple more to bust out for future ocassions.
03-05-2014 02:28:19 | More by ThickNStout
2.29/5 rDev -38.4%
Even when The Bruery's 12 Days series beers haven't been great, I've always been able to count on the barrel aged variety. Not this.
Sweet, thin bourbon juice. Sticky, cloying, without being full bodied. Hot and alcoholic, with dominant bourbon notes. I like bourbon, but this tastes watered down and spiked with fructose.
Just unpleasant, if not quite undrinkable.
07-07-2014 17:45:38 | More by errantnight
Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.