Whiskey Barrel Aged Charkoota Rye | New Holland Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smoked Rye Doppelbock aged in second use Zeppelin Bend Straight Malt Whiskey barrels from New Holland Artisan Spirits.

Added by corby112 on 02-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
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Ratings:
4
Avg:
2.85
pDev:
21.4%
 
 
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2.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Sampled on tap at Kraftwerk during their New Holland event on 2/5/11. Listed as Oak Aged Charkoota Rye and also as Charkoota Rye(Whiskey Barrel Aged).

Pours a deep dark ruby/chestnut brown color that appears almost black in the glass with dark mahogany edges when held to a light source. Half finger beige head that quickly fades into a thin ring. Minimal lacing.

The barrel aging of the base beer has amped up the aroma of this beer significantly. There's now an excellent sweet whiskey presence along with subtle earthy oak and a good bit of vanilla/marshmallow character. Doesn't smell as smokey but it's laying underneath.

Medium bodied and much hotter than I prefer with a blast of burning whiskey that lingers throughout, overpowering the other flavors, into a sweet finish. Lots of whiskey and only some subtle oak. The vanilla smoothes things out a touch but most of the complexity and smokiness has been obliterated. Faint charcoal, BBQ and campfire underneath but overall this beer is just too hot and one dimensional.

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Whiskey Barrel Aged Charkoota Rye from New Holland Brewing Company
2.85 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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