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Breakside Bourbon Barrel Aztec - Breakside Brewery

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 19
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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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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ChainGangGuy

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3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slips out a hazed, dullish amber-tan body with a smallish, ivory head.

Smell: Caramel-scented, toasty malts with a modest hint of a roasty element with a little pinch of cocoa powder. The aroma is mostly the chiles and barrel qualities.

Taste: Caramel-glazed toast, maybe a subtle edge of roast there in the upfront flavor, too. Sweetish, until the heat from the alcohol content and chili pepper's bite catches up to you. Barrel aging provides touches of wood, bourbon. Lingering capsaicin heat, with a bit of the barrel character still trying to come forth beyond the spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Light, low level of carbonation.

Overall: A chili-infused beer with an extra added kick of bourbon and booze.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 15:42:46 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Breakside Bourbon Barrel Aztec from Breakside Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.