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Barrel-Aged Old Kaya Dog - Tighthead Brewing Company

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Barrel-Aged Old Kaya Dog
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88
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tighthead Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-28-2012

American-style barleywine aged 5 months in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels.
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3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

2013 vintage. Served on tap.

Pours a bright orange with a tint of amber. No head and some lacing. Nose starts with some grassy hops followed by some earthiness. This gives way to a strong bourbon note which clashes a little bit with the hops. Taste is spicy with hops and bourbon. The bourbon brings vanilla, and char to the flavor. Mouthfeel is light in terms of carbonation, heavy in terms of body. This reminds me of a barrel aged ipa... The earthy hops and the barrel do not come together harmoniously for me.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 5oz taster glass at Tighthead 3/16/13.

A: Served a bright orange body with creamsicle filling colored foam on top. Quite stick with good retention. Small amounts of lace left behind for good measure.

S: Awesome aromas of rich homemade caramels, vanilla icing, a bit of citrus-y hops for balance, and BOURBON. Exceedingly well balanced with the strong Bourbon aroma not overpowering the other players here.

T: Killer balance between the flavors noted in the aromas above. This should be overwhelmingly Bourbon-y, but somehow isn't. Excellent!

M: Slick and silky. The alcohol is there, but I struggled to detect heat or astringency.

O: Their 2nd BA beer and it seems like 200th. Unbelievably advanced in quality and depth.

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Barrel-Aged Old Kaya Dog from Tighthead Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.