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25 Dodici - Zymatore (Belgian Owl Whisky Barrel Aged) | Birra Del Borgo

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Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo
Italy
birradelborgo.it

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by woosterbill on 09-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Ratings:
8
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
73.24%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 8
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3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Prime 16 into a snifter. This is the base 25 Dodici aged in Belgian Owl whisky barrels.

A: Opaque dark brown body under a thin cap of tan foam that settles into a persistent ring. Not great, but not terrible.

S: Strange. Oak plays a prominent role, as does a strange spiciness that reminds me of pine nuts in pesto. Some dark fruits, booze, and vanilla as well. Underwhelming.

T: Opens with raw oak, followed by fruitiness (grapes and figs), spice, and malt. The whisky asserts itself with a bit of booze on the finish. Oaky vanilla sticks around on the aftertaste. It’s complex all right, but sadly unfocused. I’m just confused.

M: Full-bodied and lively. Good.

O: I’ll give it some credit for being experimental, and there were aspects of the Belgian whisky flavor that I liked. I just think the base beer was a bit too muddled to gain much from the barrel treatment.

Cheers!

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25 Dodici - Zymatore (Belgian Owl Whisky Barrel Aged) from Birra Del Borgo
3.4 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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