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Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Sip - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian SipBourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Sip

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very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rough Draft Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: redmagik99 on 08-31-2012

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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 7
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Bottle pour for New Brew Thursday's 3rd Anniversary event held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, vanilla, bourbon, and wood. Taste is much the same with a woody and bourbon flavor on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a decent barrel aged presence.

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Poured into a snifter, the beer shifts in garnet hues. Gem-like in color and clarity. A dense pancake-batter head plops itself atop the brew and sticks around for the long haul.

Smells like an old-fashioned cocktail. Barrel-aging is very apparent in the nose. A base of caramel, toffee, dark cherry and orange peel is spiced with vanilla and maple-rich bourbon. A kick of alcohol heat keeps you from taking deep whiffs. Base layer of spicy, floral hops.

Much more hop presence in the flavor. Begins sweet, a blend of caramelized sugar, oranges and cherries. Aged oak wafts around the palate while caramel does its thing. The swallow brings a flash of bitter, floral hops that takes the sweetness down a notch. Finish of sweet maple and vanilla on the back of the tongue and bitter orange peel on the sides. Like a good manhattan.

Almost creamy medium body, silky mouthfeel. Gentle pokes of carbonation; less-than gentle pinpricks of novacaine alcohol numbness. More noticeable on the tongue than anywhere else. And what would you expect at 20-proof?

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Sip from Rough Draft Brewing Company
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