An apparent jet black pour with a tan, very modest head. Some lace.
Nose offers a touch of sinus clearing alcohol and a decent bourbon whiff.
Light burn in the mouth and in the throat, nothing too offensive but you know that the bourbon and the 10.6% are both in the house.
Quite a light mouthfeel with no density to speak of or any oily syrup. Low viscosity, light burn. Belgian notes are mostly suppressed by bourbon – a shame. Bourbon/Belgian yeast combo not working for me. The bourbon pushes this into stout territory but without it, we could be talking BDSA. Orange peel? I dunno, we’d have to be trying REALLY hard to detect this, here.
There’s a dryish aftertaste that surprises me a bit. Re-fermennted with Champagne yeast, German and British pale and dark malts
BQE Q2 2014 B_END #1