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Bourbon Barrel Tripel - Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 14.38%
Wants: 14
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged for over 12 weeks in the choicest 15 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon Barrels you can find. Bourbon Barrel Three Chopt Tripel is not overpowering. It’s sophisticated. Notes of citrus, lemon-lime, honey and coconut are rounded out with the smooth flavor of Kentucky Bourbon. Surprisingly easy to drink at 11.3% ABV and does not have a “hot” flavor.

(Beer added by: blackie on 05-25-2014)
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4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thx to Knapp85 for sharing this bottle #455 in the batch!

A - Pours a very clear amber orange color with a thick, creamy, white frothy head that's very sticky on the sides of the glass.

S - Light lavender, herbal, subtle coconut, light bourbon, and oak.

T - The first sip is very bourbon forward and into the glass it starts to subside a little bit. Vanilla, bourbon, oak, honey, alcohol effervescence, and no warming on the way down.

M - Heavy medium body, slick, slippery, very light carbonation on the tongue.

O - This one is a sleeper, seek it out if you can.

jzeilinger, Jun 14, 2014
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Bourbon Barrel Tripel from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.