Daft | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
urbanchestnut.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our on-going expedition mostly dedicated to those ever questing ‘rye, whiskey, bourbon, etc. barrel-aged beer zealots’. This particular ‘aged-one’ is a barley-wine ale that rested for a few months in a rye whiskey barrel, imparting it with some not so subtle notes of spicy rye, oak and sweet caramel. As you enjoy this complex and potent beer, please heed those words of advice – “Imbibe with care, lest you be a Daft fool!”

12 IBU

Added by DCon on 02-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,414
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
75
pDev:
8.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is pretty intense, and for not being insanely strong for the style, it sure feels like it is, a slow sipper to say the least, but this has excellent flavor, a lot of the rye whiskey coming through in both aroma and flavor, and there is a lot of malt character here too, sweet caramel and toffee notes, somewhat more pale and on the lighter side than a lot of these, but then also some earthy, nutty, and even bitter aspects as well. maybe its not overly layered or complex in the grain build, but i think its a great platform for the whiskey, which is hot for sure, but also full of flavor, i get maple, bruleed white sugar, charred old oak, and the rye itself, which adds a needed spice intensity to this, slightly peppery and earthy, and then a whole bunch of booziness which slows me down quite a lot. i like how much whiskey comes through here, but i do think this could be more mellow than it is on the alcohol and the sugar. it also doesnt seem to have quite enough body for all the intense flavors in here, more smoothness would be a good add to this. overall though, this is a really solid barleywine, warming as it should be, and with a distinctly rye profile to it. a little bit outside what i know the wheelhouse of urban chestnut to be, but this is nice beer this time of year.

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Daft from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 75 ratings