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Barrel Aged Last Kiss | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brew this Wee Heavy with Fennugreek, for a distinct maple character, and vanilla bean. The we aged it in Buffalo Trace barrels for nine months. The beer that came out of the barres is a beautiful composition of maple, oak, caramel, vanilla, bourbon and perfectly burnt sugar. Wonderful now but also will stand up to a Rip Van Winkle style nap in you temperature controlled area of choice.

Added by MasterSki on 11-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky brown. Thin collar after a small khaki head dissipates.

Smell - Nice bourbon aroma. A little bit of toffee and butterscotch.

Taste - Again, the bourbon flavor is sharp and really nice. Butterscotch and toffee. Spices linger in the finish with oak.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy with a sharp bourbon. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Good beer with a very nice barrel character.

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batch #90 12 oz bottle

well balanced flavors of caramel toffee and vanilla. bourbon is nicely complimentary and not overpowering at all - perhaps due to age. aroma is subdued vanilla and bourbon. biggest letdown for me is there is practically no carbonation at all - like none. This took away from an otherwise nice BA Wee Heavy.

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Vintage bottle, batch 90, shared Nov. 2016.
Dark brown nearly black, glinting ruby red highlights.
Thin froth and spotty lacing around the edges.
Brown sugar, caramelized sugars, molasses.
Maple, raisins, walnuts, caramelized sugars. Dry tannic oak in the aftertaste. Full bodied with rounded edges.
It's held up well.

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Bottle: Poured a dark copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention. Aroma of nice vanilla and bourbon notes with some caramelized malt and nice toffee notes. Taste is a mix of deep caramelized malt with some nice toffee undertones which are well-balanced against some vanilla and bourbon notes. Body is full with good carbonation and light warming alcohol notes. The beer is very well balanced which still showcasing some extreme flavours.

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Barrel Aged Last Kiss from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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