Bo & Luke (Coffee) - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1
Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.48/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This coffee variant was brewed especially for Friday Night Flights at Party Town in Florence, KY (world premiere - Friday, December 13th, 2013!). Poured from a growler into a Stone IRS snifter. It's my understanding this was brewed with Heine Brothers Coffee. The pour is very dark, not quite opaque, not too viscous, and has low carbonation (common for barrel-aged beers). The nose has lots of coffee, but the smoke and bourbon notes from the Bo & Luke still manage to cut through it, making the nose very distinct and complex (come on - smokey bourbon and coffee? who does that??). I found that swirling the glass brings coffee and chocolate to the foreground while letting it sit allows the smoke to dominate.
Full body, firm feel, and lots of complexity on the palate. Like the regular Bo & Luke, it's not one of those stouts that looks like motor oil in the glass, but what it lacks in body it makes up for in flavor. The smoke makes its presence known right on the front of the palate, but it doesn't dominate. It just sort of dances with all the other great flavors - vanilla, toffee, and chocolate. This one adds a nice, rich (not bitter) coffee component to what was already a lovely bouquet of flavor. Like the standard Bo & Luke, everything is very balanced and the flavors complement each other extremely well.
Overall, a real winner from an impressive little brewery. I was told this was something AtG just sort of threw together for the last ``backroom brawl'' of the year at Party Town. AtG is the traditional host of the last ``backroom brawl'' of the year and they pull out all the stops. They really made a hit with this one in my book. I'm not sure how smoke, coffee, and bourbon play on some palates, but on mine it plays like a major leaguer!
Serving type: growler
12-14-2013 02:00:12 | More by deadonhisfeet
Bo & Luke (Coffee) from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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