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Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012 | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Winter Migration is based on a different base beer each year. This year (2012), it's based on Prelude Black.

Added by MasterSki on 03-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle, 2012 #323 of 1400, poured into a tulip

A- Black with a large dark tan head that fades very quickly.

S- Bourbon, vanilla, molasses, toffee, some chocolate, raisins/dark fruits.

T- Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, oak, roasted malts, a coffee like bitterness in the finish, dark fruits, there is some heat from the bourbon, but it isn't harsh.

S- Smooth, creamy, full body, well carbonated.

O- An other great barrel aged beer from Evolution. There is a good amount if bourbon and it is well balanced. I happy to say I have tried all vintages fairly fresh and the only one that had any issues was the 2010 because it was completely flat which hurt the taste. I really hope I am able to pick up more. And please remember this is kind of close to a bourbon barrel aged stout, but is not claiming to be one.

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Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012 from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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