Ode To Mercy Special Winter Ale | Wild Heaven Beer

Ode To Mercy Special Winter AleOde To Mercy Special Winter Ale
BA SCORE
85.7%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 56 ratings
Ode To Mercy Special Winter AleOde To Mercy Special Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wild Heaven Beer
Georgia, United States
wildheavencraftbeers.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by glid02 on 01-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,152
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
56
Liked:
48
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
13.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I know that this is a draft only offering and i am reviewing a bottle...that is because barrelandzachary is badass and he counter-pressure filled this bottle for me. opened side-by-side with ode to mercy.

Enjoyed from a wild heaven snifter.

a - the same ruby highlighted chestnut of the original, but none of the creamy head that the regular boasts. a very thin head was there on the pour but it quickly dissolved to small islands of tiny bubbles and a ring of bubbles on the surface where the glass met the beer. but this being a (Bulleit Bourbon) bourbon aged brew...that is to be expected.

s - wow, what a difference from the regular. big chocolate notes jump out...followed by a smoothed over and amplified version of the original...earthy brown sugar and coffee...then finishes with some boozy alc phenols.

t - wow...barrel aging did this beer some justice! YOWZA!!! so take the original ode to mercy flavor profile, dial back the coffee and then smear it in caramel happiness. this beer is SICK! knocks the original into perfect balance. no bourbon flavors, but it doesn't matter...so good. having it side-by-side with the original shows off what the barrel does and the barrel does this beer something amazing.

m - magically smooth. the barrel adds perfection to this beer.

o - overall, i'm floored by this beer. who knew...barrel aging an imperial brown. it is like caramel peanut butter. like a resses peanut butter cup in a beer. there is virtually no bourbon flavor in this beer, but it is amazing and drastically different from the original.

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Poured from the tap into a tulip glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a dark brown color with a small off-white colored head. The aroma is a blend of oak, toasted malt and a slight fragrance of vanilla. The taste is very similar to the nose but with very little oak in the mix. A very nice beer.

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Ode To Mercy Special Winter Ale from Wild Heaven Beer
Beer rating: 85.7% out of 100 with 56 ratings
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