Winter Ale 2012 | Blackfoot River Brewing Company

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Winter Ale 2012Winter Ale 2012
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Brewed by:
Blackfoot River Brewing Company
Montana, United States | website

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Dry Fly Distillery's Wheat Whiskey barrels.

Added by GeezLynn on 04-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.23/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty sure this is the only time Blackfoot has released a winter ale in bottles, but the name includes "2012", so there may be future versions.

A: Reddish brown with a full white head. Great retention.
S: Malty and slightly buttery with heavy caramel, raisin bread and molasses.
T: Rich maltyness up front, with lots of caramel and vanilla accompanying. There’s also a a bit of cinnamon apparent, followed by a combination of musty rye and a spicy whiskey bite at the finish that caps things nicely.
M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes much drier than expected.

I’m guessing the base beer recipe is close to their scottish ale. The bottle says best aged at least one year, but I think this has about the perfect level of whiskey right now. My impression from this bottle is a pretty easy drinking beer that could maybe use just a bit more malt body to hold up to the barrel treatment and additions. But as a whole, a delicious collection of complimentary flavors.

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Winter Ale 2012 from Blackfoot River Brewing Company
4.23 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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