Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale - Inland Empire Brewing Company
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.76/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Inland Empire Brewing Company in Riverside, CA.
Aged in Heaven Hill barrels.
Pours a murky crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, smoked malt, bourbon, and wood. Taste is much the same with peat, band-aid, and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty 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 but I think it smells better than it tastes.
Serving type: on-tap
04-19-2013 05:40:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tasted at the Inland Empire Brewery in Riverside.
A- Murky orange-red and brown color. White head that quickly dissipated.
S - Sweet smelling, citrusy with scotch notes, litle oak type scent with malty finish.
T - Citrus and orange initially reminded me of the Victoria in a way that they serve. Follows through with a scotch flavor and a bit of sweetness.
M - Light bodied, light finish, little alcohol warming near the finish that lingers with scotch taste...
D- Very nice by tasting and pint, would consider nabbing this in a growler if I was in a scotch ale mood. The Victoria is their most popular and this reminded me of that with a nice scotch twist...
Serving type: on-tap
01-24-2011 02:11:14 | More by MrHirschybar
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a finger of tan had over a dark copper liquid. Smells fruit-wood smoked grains, vanilla, caramel, apple, strawberry, nicely oxidized malts, and strong fairly clean alcohol.
Tastes are balanced and the alcohol is not intense in the flavor as one would expect from the nose. Smoke, gentle cherry (with some sour), mild chocolate, caramel, waxy wood, raisin, and pear. A little butter in the finish gets me wondering about a pediococcus influence. It doesn't detract from the drinkability, but I think it means that remaining beer should be consumed soon. Moderate carbonation and medium mouthfeel.
The flavors were not super-heavy, as one often gets in barrel aged beers. It was a nice sipper during an early fall evening.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2010 00:01:54 | More by mentor
Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale from Inland Empire Brewing Company
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