Bourbon Barrel Aged 4 Calling Birds - The Bruery
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4.04/5 rDev -1.5%
Thanks to Ineedabeerhere for breaking this one out. Pours the color of cola with no head. Nose expresses cinnamon, all-spice, malt, spruce, cocoa and ethanol. Taste follows nose - there's quite a bit of ethanol in the flavor profile, as well as the addition of vanilla and nutmeg. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an even carbonation and just a kiss of heat. Overall an interesting and complex beer, but best served in small quantities due to the intensity of the flavors - think a cross between a gingerbread Yankee Candle and potpourri.
04-06-2014 23:52:05 | More by Jwale73
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Appearance: Dark-brown (picture root beer) with a modest sized beige head that dissipated quickly.
Smell: Bourbon notes dominate the nose, but i also get some dark fruits, brown sugar, and some spice notes.
Taste: Bourbon front with some dark fruit notes (think raisins and prunes), mild brown sugar, clove, and spice notes. There is a moderate alcohol presence which must have been fairly forward fresh. The beer finishes with some tannic oak notes.
Mouth-feel: Medium-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.
Overall: Good beer. i can easily see why reviewers perceived it as hot fresh but right now the alcohol is in line with the listed ABV and the beer has a good taste profile. Exceeded my expectations based on some of the reviews I've read.
03-22-2014 20:20:29 | More by IKR
Bourbon Barrel Aged 4 Calling Birds from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.