Chubourbon

On tap at The Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA.
Small (perhaps 10oz) pour with a jet black body and a quite large (for the serving), dense mocha head.
It’s worth while saying at the outset that I am not especially keen on the Bourbon aged brews. I often find that the Bourbon simply takes over the brew, and in the case of, say, a RIS there is no need to add an extra dimension to an already huge combo of characteristics.
Anyway, this is MUCH more subtle than many other Bourbon aged beers that i ahve had in the past. The nose has some vanilla notes, and it drinks a little sweeter rather than roasty and dark. I think the style is a better vehicle for the Bourbon; here it seems to mesh nicely with the richness of the malts AND (for me) it has the added advantage of taking the smoke elements OUT.
I think this is very drinkable, ESPECIALLY for the style (I gave the score for drinkability in the context of the style). Tasty and not overpowering, BUT having said that 10oz is just about enough for me.

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06/21/2008
Format:
on-tap
ABV: ? %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.1
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