Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below Decks - Heavy Seas Beer
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4.38/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle into a Founders snifter. Had to give this a shot after absolutely loving the Cab barrel version.
Looks great in the snifter, fluffy head quickly subsides but that's to be expected with a -bal aged BW. Nice film stays, and some good lacing. Dark brown with red highlights.
Smell is great - lots of bourbon, raisin, fig, caramel, and slight oak and vanilla.
Taste is wonderful. Great mixture between the caramel, vanilla, bourbon, and dark fruits. There's a really nice balance, and the barrel is adding on top of the base, not competing. This is only going to get better with time as well, there's a moderate amount of hops now that need to take just a small step back. I love the caramel/vanilla combo, I'm getting more of this.
Mouthfeel was nice as well - heavy feel with great carbonation.
OK, so it's a HUGE beer, not the most drinkable, but it's wonderful and I would buy again on sight. Great beer from Heavy Seas, the Cab Barrel was more innovative but this is just as good. Nice one!
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2010 15:52:53 | More by jampics2
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