So, as I said in my last post, Katie got to pick a beer from the cellar for me to sample tonight. She chose this one, since, as she put it, she’s my better half. I got this one awhile ago and it’s been sitting in the cellar since. I tend to really enjoy old ales and this will make a great sipper while I watch a few more episodes of “Bar Rescue.”
Style: Old Ale
Trivia: The base of this is Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale and aged in bourbon barrels with maple syrup.
Random: Oh, how I love anything aged in bourbon barrels. It’s been awhile.
I brought out the big boy glassware for this one. It poured with a one finger tan head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, dark mahogany color with limited visible carbonation. The nose had a huge amount of bourbon to it with a hint of sweetness. It was really inviting. The taste was just knock your socks off. The showstoppers were caramel, vanilla and oak and bourbon. There was a little bit of maple sweetness to it, but not as much as I expected. The mouthfeel was sticky and heavy with low carbonation. It finished long with lots of booze warming and oak. There was really nothing that I could complain about with this beer. It was a great bourbon barrel beer and so much better than its non-barrel aged base. Although I doubt I’ll be able to have this again, I definitely would in a second.
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0