Bourbon-Barrel Aged Descendant Suffolk Dark Ale - Mystic Brewery
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3.49/5 rDev -9.1%
Thanks to AndrewK for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.
Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruit, earth, char, and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors but nothing really stands out about this beer.
08-19-2013 21:27:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.64/5 rDev -5.2%
750ml, 2012 Batch 003
Tree House Brewing Co. snifter
A: Pours a dark reddish hued brown color. Almost cola like appearance in glass. Lots of carbonation. Huge pop on bottle. Two full fingers tight bubbled fluffy light tan head. Active carbonation streaming up.
S: Light toffee light notes. Almost nuttiness. Some side vanilla. More brown ale over a stout.
T: There are some good flavors here but it's almost over carbonated. Prickly. Up front you get almost brown ale like malt sweetness meshing with the vanilla from the barrel. Finish is fairly dry with some tannic notes towards the end.
M: It's on the fuller side of medium. Or full with high carbonation.
07-22-2013 13:54:06 | More by inlimbo77
3.7/5 rDev -3.6%
750ml Bottle - thanks to lubiere for this
Appearance - Reddish/brown colour with with an average size fizzy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains, vanilla, bourbon
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and some roasted/toasted nuts. There is also a bit of a smokiness and some bourbon and vanilla. It ends with a malty slightly dry finish.
Overall - I didn't enjoy this one as much as the Cabernet version. It was missing the dark fruit notes. I also couldn't pick up on the wood/bourbon as much I thought I would have.
09-24-2012 17:42:19 | More by spinrsx
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
Bottle: Poured a dark color ale with a medium size foamy head with medium retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of light bourbon notes with some light traces of molasses. Taste is also a mix between some molasses and other residuals sugar with some medium notes of bourbon though not as much vanilla as I would have expected. Body is a bit light for style with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but I was expecting the bourbon to bring more vanilla notes and more of a creamy body which wasn’t the case.
09-17-2012 20:05:30 | More by Phyl21ca
Bourbon-Barrel Aged Descendant Suffolk Dark Ale from Mystic Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.