Tax Holiday - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Taxman Brewing Co.

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Style:
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Ranked #187
ABV:
10.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,147
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 7.77%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
12
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Taxman Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz canned 12/02/19 (2 months ago) poured into tulip glass at just above fridge temp 10.0% ABV 32 IBU per can label. The beer pours slightly murky medium brown in color with some yeast particulate on a hard pour. The head is khaki colored, short lived and settles to a pencil thin ring leaving a few spots of lacing. The aroma is mild with dark fruits, brown sugar, vanilla and very slight bourbon barrel. The taste is semisweet honey & cherry over a nice darker (but not roasty) malt body before the drying bourbon barrel shows up as mostly oak & vanilla. Minimal bitterness, but balanced with the sweet having a slight advantage. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with just less than medium carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good. The base beer is definitely enhanced by the barrel here, even if the actual bourbon influence is minimal. Very, very tasty despite a mediocre appearance and nose.

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3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown dark ruby barely light shining through film of head. Aroma- plum, Bourbon, vanilla, hint of chocolate, kind of a stale/mold smell too. Taste-Bourbon, nougat, vanilla, a Belgian yeasty taste. Has some bit of bitterness at the end for a bit of balance. Mouthfeel- medium carbonation and not chewy. Overall, this is a very sweet beer. Very filling. Drink a couple hours after you've eaten so there is actually room for it. It's also a bit hot and messy. The flavors are nice individuals but, not great as a group. Reminds me a bit of beginning homebrew.

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Tax Holiday - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Taxman Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 12 ratings