Drink Widmer Brothers Barrel Aged Brrrbon

Widmer Brothers Barrel Aged Brrrbon '11
Widmer Brothers Barrel Aged Brrrbon '13


Relevant Links:
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Widmer Brothers Website)
Barrel Aged Brrrbon (Brothers' Reserve Series) (BeerAdvocate.com)
Widmer Brothers Reserve Barrel Aged Brrrbon (RateBeer.com)

20120505:
[20120609]
With plenty of beer and food consumed during the crab dinner, I was tired and ready to sleep. But with guests over, I happily opened my bottle of Barrel Aged Brrrbon to share. I drank my share out of a wine glass.

I wrote: "Barrel Aged Brrrbon. Coffee smell. Chocolate taste. Tastes great. Small carbonation. Almost like chocolate. Reminds me of Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Quite the chocolate." 12:12 AM
I wrote: "Smells nice and strong. Tastes quite so. Smells a bit like Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. Like J.P. said, it's hoppy, but has an easy taste." 12:39 AM


I'm not entirely sure the second text refers to the same beer, but memory tells me that the only other liquid I drank after coming home from the crab dinner that night was water.

20140323:
I wrote: "The taste was initially a bit strong and there was a bit of alcoholic burn. However, the strength and burning sensation eventually settled after finishing the first small cup of the beer." 10:27PM ET
I also wrote: "I can smell the strength of the beer (i.e., the alcohol). The beer has a great, complex taste. Overall, instead of being bitter, the beer lends itself to just being sweet and strong, like some sort of hard liquor or strong ale." 11:53PM ET


Website Information:
BARREL AGED BRRRBON ’11
SEASONAL ALE AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS

BARREL AGED BRRRBON '11 IS A SMOOTH WINTER WARMER AND THE FIRST RELEASE AS PART OF THE ALCHEMY PROJECT. FOLLOWING THE INITIAL BREWING PROCESS OF BRRR, THE BEER WAS GIVEN A FRESH CHARGE OF HOPS DURING SECONDARY FERMENTATION AND THEN PUT INTO KENTUCKY BOURBON BARRELS AND AGED FOR FOUR MONTHS. AFTER BARREL AGING, THE BEER WAS ALLOWED A TERTIARY FERMENTATION FOR FINAL CONDITIONING BEFORE RELEASE.

AVAILABILITY: WINTER SEASONAL
BITTERNESS: 40.0 IBU
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 9.5%
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 20.3 PLATO
MALTS: 2-ROW PALE, CARAMEL 10L, CARAPILS, CARAMEL 80L, DARK CHOCOLATE
HOPS: ALCHEMY, SIMCOE, CASCADE

Website Information:
BARREL AGED BRRRBON ’13
SEASONAL ALE AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS

BARREL AGED BRRRBON '13 IS AN IMPERIAL VERSION OF OUR BRRR SEASONAL ALE AGED IN KENTUCKY BOURBON BARRELS. THIS SMOOTH WINTER WARMER COMBINES A RICH MALTY SWEETNESS WITH COMPLEX OAK, VANILLA, AND CARAMEL CHARACTERS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AS THE BEER AGES.

AVAILABILITY: WINTER SEASONAL
BITTERNESS: 40.0 IBU
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 9.5%
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 20.3 PLATO
MALTS: 2-ROW PALE, CARAMEL 10L, CARAPILS, CARAMEL 80L, DARK CHOCOLATE
HOPS: ALCHEMY, SIMCOE, CASCADE

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