Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pour Decisions Brother Vesper

This is a 12.5% ABV Belgian-style Strong Dark Stout that is then "whiskey barrel blessed." It is from the Pour Decisions Brewing Company of Roseville, Minnesota. Pour Decisions has now merged with anther recent Twin Cities area brewery, Bent Brewstillery, and they will henceforth be Bent Brewstillery.  This beer is vintage 2013 and bottle 222 of 600. It is aged in Jefferson Bourbon barrels and was available exclusively at either the brewery or at Haskell's liquor stores. 

The beer pours opaque black, even when held to the light. There is a tall head of light tan foam that does not last long. The aroma is dark roasted malt, coffee, char, and very light notes of bourbon, vanilla and charred barrel. The taste follows the aromas, but is even sweeter than the aroma, although not too sweet, but with a note of brown sugar, and adds in even deeper notes of whiskey. It drinks smooth with the alcohol well-hidden in all the flavors, although it is warming. This is very good.

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