Monday, September 29, 2008

Beer Review; Olde Hickory Bardstown Brand Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Thursday night after returning from the bars, Frank and I cracked open an Olde Hickory Bardstown Brand Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels, 2007. This was a massive barleywine. It didn't have an extremely high ABV, at 10% but it was enough.

This one poured Amber with a slight haze, and a very thin head. There was some flocculation (chunks) but that didn't affect the taste. It did have bubbles coming up from the bottom, showing that it was bottle conditioned, and still trying to work. It smelled malty and of alcohol, with raisins. Almost like it was a raisin cookie (I drank many beers with raisin in it this weekend). It had a huge alcohol burn while on the tongue and a pleasant drying.

It tasted of raisin and bread, with malt, sugar, syrup and cookie. Kriddy got bourbon in the flavor, but I wasn't noticing it.

Overall, It was a darn good beer.

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