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Barrel-aged Batch 500 - Lunar Brewing

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Barrel-aged Batch 500
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lunar Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"Imperial IPA aged in a Heaven Hill barrel."

(Beer added by: scruffwhor on 12-01-2008)
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 9oz snifter.

Half-finger head on top a toasted chestnut hued brew. No bubbling in this somewhat syrupy looking liqiud. Great, carmelized bourbon wood aroma. Mixed with a smooth touch of embery fire from the alcohol. The taste is varied and complex. Toasted bread grains gently compliment the viscous citrus hop syrup. The hops seemlessly meld into a caramel and faint vanilla bean toasted wood character. The alcohol compliments some sugary sweet fruit flavors with a mellow swirl of bourbon. Chewy and syrupy mouthfeel is perfect for swirling around the tongue. Perfect sipping beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2008 03:11:33 | More by scruffwhor
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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AylwinForbes

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Having had this beer back in the fall, as well as the original Batch 500 way back in May or June, we were slightly surprised to find it lingering at Lunar; although, as typifies the slightly happy-go-lucky spirit of the place, it wasn't actually on the beer list.

My understanding is that this won a medal at the Night of the Barrels a couple of months ago in Chicago. Barrel aging has a certain cache, and can result in some epic results (DFH's Palo Santo comes to mind), but I have to say I am not totally sold on the aged 500.

It pours a slightly muddy deep chestnut. The aroma is a dense mixture of wood, toast and spices but the piny, volatile aromatics that characterized the un-aged version are gone.

There are a lot of flavors wrapped up in this, but I thought they lacked clarity or any particular profile.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2009 17:05:46 | More by AylwinForbes
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paco1029384756

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby color with a short creamy head.

Scent of oak, honey, malts, hops, fruits, and some alcohol. Very good, but the hops are fading.

Taste of hops, fruit, alcohol, oak, and honey. Tasty indeed, but not among the best Barrel Aged Imperial IPAs I have had.

Mouthfeel is medium full bodied and smooth with a nice little bite.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2009 00:37:37 | More by paco1029384756
Barrel-aged Batch 500 from Lunar Brewing
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