Colorado Barrel Collective #1 - Bull & Bush Brewery
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Reviews by chugalug06:
4.05/5 rDev -5.6%
Dense brew! Black-brown fluid with creamy off-white head. Moderate retention with little lacing. Good clarity.
Chalky, milky, caramel, marshmallow-y, deep and rich vanilla.
Lots of gooey caramel smothered in vanilla, but not fake vanilla. Grapey, lots of boozy heat. Chewy and highly drinkable, kinda dangerous. Carbonation is fittingly high. Bitterness is too dry and sweetness ends too abruptly.
I may be partial to this brew, but I still tired to rate according to style. It's quite solid, but just not at the top of the game. Recommended @ $10/16.9oz
04-23-2014 01:29:51 | More by chugalug06
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4.13/5 rDev -3.7%
Really solid beer. Andre (a tremendous beer advocate in his own right) at Mile High Spirits recommended this brew and had a hand in selecting the base malts and aging process. Both the brewery and liquor store know why they're talking about.
The beer has a barley wine appearance, not entirely pitch black but very deep and dark. Not unlike B&B's brown ale. Nose has solid vanilla and bourbon notes with some citrus, though not a usual hop-induced citrus. Taste is one dimensional but not in a negative connotation. A lot of sugary, cherry flavor like in a Manhattan cocktail. I had one of these 10 days after bottling and was glad I gave it time to mellow. I don't recall how long it sat in the barrel, but in my opinion it was just a few months too long. The bourbon detracts from the base ale. My latest bottle was 2 months later. 2 additional bottles will sit for 6 and 12 months.
If you're a fan of Liquid Brain, you'll be pleased; the barrel-aged flavor is very, very similar. Strong bourbon notes, along the same line as BCBS, albeit without the same vigor.
Despite any faults I've expressed, this is one exceptional beer and I'm excited for future CBC renditions.
05-17-2014 01:52:35 | More by Mhollerb
4.11/5 rDev -4.2%
500ml bottle $9.99. Clear amber-orange color, looks nice, short head. Aroma is nice whiskey, toffee, vanilla. Flavor is vanilla, booze, barrel, robust. My only complaint would be that it is a little thin but it is certainly tasty. Both stores selling this suggest cellaring a bottle but it tastes good right now and it's also not quite worthy of sticking up on like Liquid Brain.
04-14-2014 20:56:33 | More by ArrogantB
Colorado Barrel Collective #1 from Bull & Bush Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.