Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Vanilla, caramel, mandarin orange, and dragon-fruit. Background of grassy floral notes. Sweetness in the aroma is more fruity than malty. No discernible hop character. A little bit of wet brown paper wrapper aroma - but not enough to detract from the overall appeal.
Pours with a small head, light tan color. Medium head retention and strong fine lace. The color is coppery amber about 17SRM, with a very slight haze even poured at 55F as I did this glass.
The bourbon barrel aging comes through in vanilla, and caramelized sugar flavors. Forward herbal flavors like bitter orange peel (Bergamot). There is no distinguishable malt character, and mild hop bittering without a discernible hop type. Finishes slightly bitter and astringent.
Medium heavy mouthfeel with a light slickness. Finishes dry in the throat with sweetness in the front of the mouth as saliva works on the residual sugars. Nice complexity with different things happening in different parts of the mouth.
Some very complex characters going on in this brew. Some of which are not completely complimentary. Altogether though it is somewhat pleasing. And although I like Bourbon as much as the next fellow - a beer that is more like a hopped Bourbon, than a beer kissed with Bourbon character doesn't do it for me. Perhaps it would benefit from a year or more in the cellar, but at this young age it reminds me too much of when I used to drop a shot-glass of Jack into a frosty mug of Bud. Before I knew what good beer was.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2010 04:41:31 | More by dfernandez77
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