Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels

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  1. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Savant (968) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey

    The Next Bulleit Barrel-Aged Beer From The Guinness Open Gate Brewery In Baltimore

  2. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,346) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Argh. So frustrating. I’d be salivating at the idea of them putting out the unaged barley wine without the entire barrel aging and stout blend idea for “complexity.”
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  3. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (10,812) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania

    100% agree.
  4. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,102) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Brewed in Baltimore...why is it in 11.2 oz. bottles?
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  5. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,868) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    It is? :rolling_eyes:
    So, just like every other brewery at the time - before glass-lined tanks, aluminum/steel/stainless steel/concrete tanks and kegs of aluminum, steel or stainless steel.

    But, the wooden aging casks and trade kegs sure weren't previously used for storage of whiskey or other spirits... This concept that "aged in the wood" or "barrel aged" beer meant flavored with the previous contents of used barrels is nonsense.
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  6. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,341) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Exactly! Since when did we go onto the metric system? Hell to all US brewers using 11.2 oz bottles
  7. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Initiate (85) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    I'll give it a try...
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  8. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,102) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    My only guess is that all Guinness products that come in bottles come in 11.2 oz. bottles.

    But I mean come on, how much money do they have? Get some 12 oz. bottles.
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  9. darktronica

    darktronica Poo-Bah (2,241) Aug 29, 2014 Indiana
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    Saw this on an endcap display at my local grocery store and decided to give it a go. I'm a big fan of stout-barleywine blends, so I was very curious what a large brewer would produce using that concept.

    It's about what I would have expected. Pretty thin compared to other blends like this I've had, and lighter in color, with very little fizzing on the pour. Doesn't betray the 10% ABV except for a slight twinge of bourbon heat on occasion. Nice roasted malt, raisin and caramel notes, pretty modest oak, dry finish. Tasty, very glad I tried it, but I won't be hunting for another 4-pack or anything once this one is gone.
  10. mynie

    mynie Poo-Bah (3,856) Jun 22, 2004 Maryland

    It's... It's pretty good. The marketing is annoying and it's kinda disgusting how they're trying to play up a "BALTIMORE PRIDE GO BIRDS YO" feel when they've tried so hard to fuck over actual local brewers. But it's pretty good.
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  11. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,346) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Can you elaborate on all of the above?
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  12. mynie

    mynie Poo-Bah (3,856) Jun 22, 2004 Maryland

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  13. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,346) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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