‘Tis the season for big, flavorful, warm, dark beers. If you’ve read the last few posts, while we don’t dig the short days, we do dig these winter seasonal beers – especially when they have been allowed to hibernate in a bourbon barrel.
On deck today we have the Bourbon Barrel-Aged Drafty Kilt, a scotch ale from Monday Night Brewing down in Atlanta. Just pouring this beer, I can smell the alcohol nose from the barrel. This beer pours a dark brown, with a touch of redness, medium, off-white, head that sticks around and laces the glass. On the nose I’m finding notes of roast, caramel, some fruit notes – cherry maybe, barrel tannins and vanilla. On the tongue this beer is a pleasant mouthful. I’m finding a caramel sweetness, some toasty bread-like qualities, dried fruit and a big bourbon character. Wow. Each sip warms the chest – especially on that first exhale after the sip. On the palate this beer coats the mouth very well, body is medium to medium full, carbonation is medium and while
Source: Knox Beer Snobs
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