My work schedule hasn’t been as crazy lately (read: I’m only working 70 hours instead of 90), so I’ve been doing some reading at home. I’m trying to get through a book a week. I just read a book on Trump that was quite a doozy and now I’m reading the Chris Christie book. I’m only about 40 pages in and it’s…something. Anyways, let’s get to the beer.
Style: American Barleywine
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Inspired by the wild plains where thousands upon thousands of footsteps have been taken by a truly noble animal, Where the Buffalo Roam takes its roots in oak bourbon barrels so this barley wine style ale can slowly age and meld with the bold, deep ﬂavours of the quintessential southern drink. With notes of dark fruit and hints of toasted coconut, combined with the sweet and warming ﬂavour of bourbon, Where the Buffalo Roam is a real treat to lay down with after migrating home. We invite you to take this distinct passage travelled by wonderers.”
Random: This won Ontario Craft Brewing Awards – Gold in 2017.
The beer poured with a two finger, tan-colored head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing and a crown on top of the body. The body was a deep mahogany color with moderate carbonation. The nose was filled with booze and sweet caramel malts. The taste was also quite boozy, but the sweetness of the caramel malt helped to counter it. There was some toffee as well. The body was thick and chewy with light carbonation. It had a sticky finish with toffee. I liked this beer, especially on a cold night, but I wish it had a bit more depth. I hadn’t heard of the brewery before, but I will be looking out for more from them.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0