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Bourbon Barrel Tripel - Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 20.95%
Wants: 17
Gots: 11 | 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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Reviews by jzeilinger:
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4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Thanks to Craft_Compulsive (Reddit) for this one, shared with rudzud and threelions.

Light fizzy head barely covers bit fades semi slowly very little lacing decent legs, super hazy dark peach.

Nose strange, a big candy aroma, husky wheat and grainy dusty malt, cereal grain yeasty kinda thing, but a nice citrus fruit marmalade candy, light pineapple candy, little candied stone fruit, orange apricot marmalade, very light barrel, toasty barrel and light vanilla, very little if any bourbon.

Taste brings lots if grist and cereal grains, little yeasty, wheat and straw, bready wheat but not doughy. Then big barrel, vanilla and toasty barrel, into the hops. Hops bring grassy and fruity flavours, mild tropical note and stone fruit, little herbal tea and earthy terrior notes. Fair bitterness, esp ramping on the background. Plenty of candy too, candi sugar perhaps, with candied apricots and light citrus, etc. Finish is quite bitter, more grist and grainy straw malt, very light barrel and candied fruit.

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Overall very unbalanced and not very enjoyable, decent parts but mixed together doesn't blend well. Surprised how high this rating is. It's just not up to the expectations I had for a Barrel Aged tripel with this high of a rating.

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Bourbon Barrel Tripel from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
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