Red Brick Black Brick

On tap at the Brick Store on 10/16/2009.

Description precisely as follows;

80% Altanta Brewing Co. 2007 Winter Ale + 20% Atlanta Brewing Co. Brown Ale, then aged in Jack Daniels barrels since 2007. Described by the brewer/brewery as a “Sour” and appears on the Brick Store menu as such, BUT only because it seems difficult to classify, and as it has been fermenting away for a couple of years.

Classified in terms of the closest style available on BA, but fairly inaccurate.

Very dark, still, almost black appearance with no head to speak of. Small film of lace on the surface of the beer. Strong, strong bourbon influenced aroma and same in the taste. About as subtle as a beer of this nature can be, with warming but not overpowering alcohol. Initial sweetness fades to give even more warmth and alcohol in the finish.

No sour notes, just simple a bourbon aged, dark ale with a touch of wild nature about it.

Pretty thin in the mouth.

Not bad, but not really my thing. Fine for what is is and at least it was approachable and drinkale without being obnoxious. Drinkability was good considering everything, but not real easy. A little goes a LONG way here.

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10/17/2009
Format:
on-tap
ABV: ? %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 3.88
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