Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Fort George Brewery Bourbon Barrel Cavatica
What the brewers say
“Pours jet black with a lacy caramel head. Welcoming aroma of bourbon and roasted barley. Smooth and thick on the palate with a lingering warmness.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Strong sweet dark roastiness plus bing cherry and plum esters. Some nice oak character is also present. Some alcohol warmth tickles the nose.”
Flavor: “Dark stone-fruit esters from the nose are also on the tongue and add to the sweetness. Roast blends well with the esters with just a touch of heat on the finish. A red-wine character is paired well with a dark chocolate sweetness and brighter, sweet fruitiness. Some oak character adds complexity with some vanilla sweetness as well. Finishes sweet with some alcohol warmth.”
Overall: “This bold beer wonderfully features red-wine barrel characters with a perfectly crafted imperial stout. Rich and complex with strong esters and a robust roast profile.”
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