Bourbon Behemoth With Cherries - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by StoneTSR:
4.58/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On the way down to Nashville, TN from Chicago my girlfriend and I stopped in for lunch at the Three Floyds brewery in Munster, IN. Very glad we did.
After eating at the bar and tasting a few beers one of the servers walked by and saw that I was drinking Behemoth and he suggested that we try the Bourbon Cherry Behemoth as well since it would only be on tap for a few days. I never would have tried it without the suggestion, but I am very glad that I did. Thanks to the server with the giant gauge things in his ears - awesome suggestion and very friendly guy. Here's what I found:
APPEARANCE: Poured a very dark, reddish brown color with a brilliant and pristine, thick white head resting on top. It looked gorgeous in the snifter. The only drawback in appearance was that it had almost a complete lack of lacing.
SMELL: The smell instantly made me realize this was a perfect beer for dessert. Sweet cherry aromas with the faint hint of bourbon in the background.
TASTE: The bourbon wasn't very strong in the nose, but it sneaks up and gets you on the first sip. Nice, strong bourbon flavors compliment the not-to-sweet, but very tasty cherry flavor. This is certainly a unique beer.
MOUTHFEEL: Oily, but somehow not mouthcoating at all. A little touch of the bubbles on the way down, but not very sparkly. Overall a good feel, especially for an after-dinner (or in this case after-lunch) drink.
OVERALL: The Bourbon Behemoth with Cherries made for the perfect finish to our time at Three Floyds. I've never tasted anything quite like it, and in fact, usually wouldn't have even tried it. But, they did a nice job making it drinkable, even to the person who doesn't particularly care for sweet beers. I'm a serious IPA drinker, but I am craving this one and hoping they still have a little left in the barrel by the time we head back up through Munster on Monday. We shall see. If you live near FFF, go now and check it out.
Serving type: on-tap
02-12-2011 15:51:27 | More by StoneTSR
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.
Thanks to John11486 for sharing this one.
Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, cherry, and strong alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and cherry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid cherry presence but this one is quite boozy all around.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2013 03:16:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.14/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottle shared by eorwar at DLD. Served in a DLD mini snifter.
A: Pours a hazy brown color with some orange highlights. A khaki head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin head.
S: Big barrel character with some oak, vanilla and big sweet malts. Some bourbon character with a light hop backing. Light fruity cherries as well.
T: Sweet malt base with a piney hop character. Oak,bourbon and sweet vanilla with a caramel and burnt sugar aspect. Fresh cherries on the back end.
M: Medium bodied with a chewy texture. Medium carbonation with a sweet and fruity texture.
O: I enjoy the regular BA behemoth a lot more than this, but this was still really good. The cherries were there and it was a nice touch.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2013 14:12:18 | More by Treebs
4.15/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On-tap in the brewpub on DLD '11.
A: Cloudy red-brown body with a ring of frothy off-white head. Looks big.
S: Big, sweet, slightly plastic-y. Bourbon, vanilla, and caramel all show up, as well as some fruity booze. Nice, but where are the cherries?
T: Huge, sweet, and crazy. Caramel, toffee, cherry (finally!), oak, bourbon, and vanilla. The cherry really asserts itself nicely, with plenty of dry tartness complementing the big barleywine sweetness. Some grassy hops bitterness shows up, too. Wow, that's complex and amazing.
M: Fluffy. The carbonation really explodes, filling my mouth with lively effervescence. Interesting.
O: Terrific BA Barleywine. The cherries really provided a thrilling touch of complexity, and all the huge sweetness and hoppiness of the base beer was just enhanced by the bourbon and oak. I was really surprised to see that this was rated a B+ overall, as I thought I was kind of hard on it in everything but taste, and still gave it an A-. Huh.
Serving type: on-tap
05-25-2011 15:38:47 | More by woosterbill
Bourbon Behemoth With Cherries from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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