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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Adoration Ale - Brewery Ommegang

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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 22
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
THIS ADORATION WINTER STRONG ALE was aged eight months at Ommegang. It went into BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON BARRELS in September 2009 and was bottled in April 2010. Only 200 bottles were created.

Enjoy all the flavor, aroma and spiciness of Adoration, overlaid with notes of oak and bourbon, as well as a hint of vanilla.

Buffalo Trace Distillery is located in Frankfort, Kentucky - the very heart of bourbon country. The distillery has been operating since 1787.

(Beer added by: cosmicevan on 07-05-2011)
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cosmicevan

New York

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Part of the brewery release from the 2010 St Nik xmas event. This was another busted out in the wee hours of the morning. I'm a pretty big fan of Adoration and had been saving this bottle for the right moment and this seemed it. Nice caramel color, no head as expected, bourbon is hot on the nose and on the flavor, which mixes really nice with the adoration spiciness. Very smooth, the buffalo trace barrels really do nice work with this beer. smells hot on the bourbon, taste is solid with a great mix. picture adoration with a strong ping of bourbon. mouth is very smooth. overall this was a great beer and i can't wait to try the others from this release.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 03:03:50 | More by cosmicevan
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4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
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From 01/30/14 notes. Had an 8 oz. pour of this on tap at Blind Tiger. Not sure if the vintage but assuming they re-brewed this recently.

a - Pours a deep, reddish brown color with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of coconut, sweet dark fruits, oak, bourbon, caramel malts, and toasted malts. Nice nose, lots of coconut from the barrel. Bourbon is somewhat light.

t - Tastes of bourbon, sweet dark fruits, caramel malts, coconut, oak, toasted malts, chocolate, toasted malts, and molasses. Taste has more bourbon, caramel, and chocolate than the nose; a step up for me.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink and no heat to it at all.

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it. I also liked it a little better than the base beer. No heat but nice bourbon in the taste, and coconut throughout. Definitely worth checking out if you see it, would like to have it again.

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Adoration Ale from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.