Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012 - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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4.19/5 rDev -1.4%
Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a clear glass snifter. Bottle 1250 of 1400, Winter 2012 on label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).
A: Very dark brown (but not black) with a small, short-lived cap of beige head with no lacing.
S: Nice barrel character with vanilla, light coconut and a wonderful dark fruit and caramel melange and a light sour note
T: A well-balanced beer with a strong base beer with a lot of caramel but some fig/date and rum raisin notes. There is a nice snap of dark caramel and tobacco character in the finish. The barrel notes are really enjoyable with a good but not overbearing dose of vanilla, coconut, and whiskey. Alcohol is pretty well hidden overall.
M: Smooth and low carbonation and easy to drink.
O: A really nice bourbon barrel strong ale -- a nice changeup from BB porters and stouts. Great beer from Evolution -- I hope they bring back a similar brew in the future.
01-11-2014 04:38:54 | More by argock
3.54/5 rDev -16.7%
S: Fairly strong oak, some dark fruits, touch of chocolate, raw oak.
L: Black, light tan head that dissipates.
T: Sweet, slightly roasty malt with a prominent oak presence. Bourbon flavor is fairly muted, taking a backseat to the oak. Finishes with some additional oak.
M: Medium bodied, medium low carbonation. Alcohol slightly warming.
Ok, but quite over-oaked, really took over all the other flavors.
10-22-2013 01:55:11 | More by bum732
Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012 from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.