Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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4.14/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
poured 12oz bottle into chalice.
A - Muddy brown with some amber tones with a thin khaki head and no lacing.
S - Bourbon is not as strong as I would have believed and there are complex aromas. Notes of thick caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, dark fruit, malt, and bourbon make it a treat to inhale.
T - Sweet bourbon, vanilla, thick caramel, dark fruits dusted in brown sugar. Toffee and butter scotch and also hidden in teh back. Slight bit of alcohol and I do not notice any bitterness from the hops.
M - Medium body with light carbonation. It is smooth and rich on the palate.
O - I had this to do a comparison with Insanity. This was less harsh and more mellow and sweet compared to Insanity. I would have thought Insanity would have been less bitter since it is an English style, but the bourbon was too prevalent in it. Going to age both and see how they are. I do recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 21:39:12 | More by Ri0
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