Smog City Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel O.E.
What the brewers say
What our panel thought
“A booziness permeates the aroma and hides much of the malt complexity, with inviting notes of caramel, vanilla, toffee, and dried fruit. The flavor is decidedly alcoholic heat–forward, with hints of caramel, toffee, leather, vanilla, and coconut fighting to express themselves.”
What our editors thought
“Boozy and hot with a vinous overtone and notes of grape candy and aged rye. Flavor is light and warming—surprisingly light for the suggestion of the nose. Restrained and sophisticated.”