Bourbon Carrot Cake - Short's Brewing Company
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3.7/5 rDev -5.1%
32oz screw-top growler poured into a Short's goblet. Thanks brownbrian for the hook-up.
A- Pours a translucent golden brownish with a reddish orange hue. About a quarter finger of white head forms that recedes to a flat top, nice consistent carbonation after having been in the growler for about a month.
S- Fairly spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, etc.. A little bit of vanilla cream, nuts, raisins, orange peel, slight carrots, rounded out with a sweet but not over the top bourbon presence. Pleasant smelling, complex, and pretty close to what you would expect from a carrot cake beer. Edit- becomes a little bit boozier as it warms.
T- Fairly spiced with a balanced sweetness. Flavors of nutmeg and other spices, orange zest, raisins, carrots, slight bourbon sweetness up-front. Finishes with raisins, more spices, a tangy orange zest presence, slight cream, and a bit of booziness. Not nearly as good as the aroma, slightly watery and the tangy orange zest ruins the carrot cake presence a bit.
M- Medium bodied, slight syrupy aspect, fairly drinkable, minimal carbonation but decent coming from a growler.
O- This was an interesting beer but wasn't quite as good as I was hoping for. The aroma was pretty spot on but slightly bozy and it was pretty tasty but the orange zest took over a tiny bit too much adding a slight tanginess to it detracting from the carrot cake. Overall this was a decent beer and really interesting to try but definitely not something I'd drink on a regular basis.
04-12-2014 22:50:05 | More by jaasen64
Bourbon Carrot Cake from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.