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Breakside Bourbon Barrel Aztec - Breakside Brewery

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80 Ratings

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 18
Gots: 23 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Strong amber ale made with cacao/chocolate nibs and two types of chilies that was aged in freshly emptied bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-01-2011)
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There's lots of cocoa in this ale, smooth tasting, not too sweet. The chiles kick in, but the heat level isn't high, at least not to this chile aficionado. The bourbon aroma and flavor don't lead the parade, but they're there. As BBA beers go, this one is just a little on the lighter side, which is fine with me. Nice alternative to the barrel aged stouts.

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From a 650 ml bottle (dated June 4, 2014) to a snifter.

A-A normal pour produces about a half-finger of grayish-tan head. The beer is the color of dark caramel and mostly clear. There is very little carbonation visible and no lacing.

S-The aroma is heavy on the chiles. It is not just spicy, but you can really smell the chile flavor/flesh. Nice. There is also a good dose of cocoa, and some alcohol warmth, brown sugar, and vanilla. The smells are pretty distinct.

T-The beer tastes almost exactly like it smells. Heavy chile flavor and spice lead the way with cocoa well represented as well. The other flavors are less obvious but they form a nice background for the chiles to do their thing.

M-The beer is medium to full in body with a lower level of carbonation.

O-This is one of those beers that delivers exactly what is says on the bottle, i.e., chiles and cocoa. Those who like their chiles to be more subdued won't like this one, but if you want a spicy big beer that isn't a stout, this is a good choice. A nice beer for winter.

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Breakside Bourbon Barrel Aztec from Breakside Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.