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Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012 - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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93
outstanding

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 15
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Winter Migration is based on a different base beer each year. This year (2012), it's based on Prelude Black.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-16-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

argock, Jan 11, 2014
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Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012 from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.