Barrel Aged Black Friars With Brett - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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rAvg: 3.74
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Saskatchewan, Canada

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: biboergosum on 07-19-2013

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3.74/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz glass at the PW tap takeover at Beer Revolution. Barrel-aged with Brettanomyces.

This beer appears a muddled dark bronzed amber hue, with one finger of faintly foamy, kind of wispy off-white head, which leaves but a few specks of remote islet lace around the glass as things slowly ebb away.

It smells of musty, sharply metallic yeast, acrid, shaved-woof barrel notes, nutty caramel malt, a mild orchard fruitiness, and a soft leafy, earthy hoppiness. The taste is thankfully more malty up front, with a sort of medicinal dark fruitiness, and some candy-bar caramel/toffee essence, all while the astringently funky esters hover and tsk as you might expect. A bit of whisky-soaked wooden stave graininess flits about around the edges.

The carbonation is lightly rendered, and just a tad frizzy, the body a decent medium weight, and haltingly smooth. It finishes off-dry, the caramel malt and enlivened vanilla barrel-borne notes facing a reduced sour yeast and bacterial infection character.

Once again with this brewer, as with many others, an already outstanding offering is turfed by the barrel treatment process, and to a lesser degree, the Brett - everything is thinned out to a certain measure, adding little to the overall enjoyable nature herein. Nice to see experimentation at hand, but hardly something I'd endeavour to drink again. (1,350 characters)

Barrel Aged Black Friars With Brett from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
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