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Bourbon Barrel Aged Orthus Belgian Dubbel | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States | website

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by thagr81us on 02-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
21
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
48.66%
 
 
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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, 2015 vintage bottling. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, pear, apple, pepper, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, light nuttiness, and yeast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, pear, apple, pepper, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, light nuttiness, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate peppery yeast and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, cherry, fig, pear, apple, pepper, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel/yeast spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Some light-moderate dryness from carbonation and yeast/oak spice as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/prickly balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice barrel aged dubbel style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Wodstirrer
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Small lacing head, dark brown in chalice, had pretty cold, will finish review warm. A lot of bourbon, sort of a wit taste, very little heat at finish.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to kenneyho for sharing this one at our tasting tonight! Served from growler into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured red brown with a minimal off-white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, fruit, dark fruit, bread, wood, and subtle peat. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, wood, subtle alcohol, fruit, and bread. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. The aroma on this one was quite nice and inviting, however the flavor was a little bit of a letdown based on the aroma. It starts to open up as it sits, but still doesn't impress on the flavor. Definitely worth trying, but that is about it. Tick.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Orthus Belgian Dubbel from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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