Highland Park Brewery Barrel-Aged Griffith J. Griffith (2021)
What the brewers say
"This beer uses Griffith batch 6 aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels for one year. This batch uses the same coffee used in standard Griffith batch 7. Thanks to the barrels you’ll get extra notes of vanilla, caramel, & dark chocolate."
What our panel thought
“Dark chocolate and roast on the nose, relatively muted, with light coffee and heavy cream. In the flavor: a boozy dark-chocolate vanilla, with fruity coffee accentuating the sweet base. Dark, creamy espresso component emerges as it warms.”
What our editors thought
“Hazelnut coffee on the nose with a darker roast edge. Bright, sweet, but structured in the sip with a firm and velvety roast.”