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

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4.22/5
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71 Ratings
Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale (Winter Migration) 2012
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
evolutioncraftbrewing.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
71
pDev:
7.35%
Bros Score:
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Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a clear glass snifter. Bottle 1250 of 1400, Winter 2012 on label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Very dark brown (but not black) with a small, short-lived cap of beige head with no lacing.

S: Nice barrel character with vanilla, light coconut and a wonderful dark fruit and caramel melange and a light sour note

T: A well-balanced beer with a strong base beer with a lot of caramel but some fig/date and rum raisin notes. There is a nice snap of dark caramel and tobacco character in the finish. The barrel notes are really enjoyable with a good but not overbearing dose of vanilla, coconut, and whiskey. Alcohol is pretty well hidden overall.

M: Smooth and low carbonation and easy to drink.

O: A really nice bourbon barrel strong ale -- a nice changeup from BB porters and stouts. Great beer from Evolution -- I hope they bring back a similar brew in the future.

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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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