Token Bourbon Barrel Aged - Alpine Beer Company
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4.04/5 rDev +25.5%
This review comes long after I drank this beer and I drank my stock of them as soon as I knew they were infected. I have to say the infection actually did some interesting things with this beer. The fresh version had been blended with regular token which already made it a watered Down version, but the infection brought out some interesting favors to go with the bourbon. This has led to my interest in a rare style of Brett bourbon aged beers like some anchorage offerings that I think purposefully carry this style off really well, even if alpine didn't mean it.
05-25-2014 04:10:45 | More by N17shelfside
1.98/5 rDev -38.5%
Pours dark brown/black with a big creamy beige head and lots of bubbles.
Some sweet malt, vanilla, oak and a touch of booze present on the nose. Dark fruits and a touch of sourness.
Flavor is overpowered by the infection. Tart cherries and apple cider vinegar prevail. The porter flavors are completely lost and there is no bourbon presence.
Infection has made this one too thin bodied and way overcarbed.
I'd love to try a non-infected bottle. Sometimes I dig some sour flavors in porters, but this is definitely the bad kind of infection.
10-15-2012 21:31:27 | More by jmarsh123
Token Bourbon Barrel Aged from Alpine Beer Company
75 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.