Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bent Brewstillery 2014 Barrel-Aged Dark Fatha

This 2014 barrel-aged vintage of the 11.1% ABV American "Emperial" Stout (note the Darth Vader like character on the bottle) is from the Bent Brewstillery of Roseville, Minnesota. It has 57 IBU's. The beer was aged in Scotch, Rye, and Bourbon Whiskey barrels. 

The beer pours a deep black. There is a half-inch of tan head. The aroma is a battle of different whiskey notes, ending on a tangy note, light vanilla, light chocolate, raisins, and light char. The taste is deep chocolate, raisins, a bit of currants, light char, and very light whiskey. There is sweetness, but the finish is closer to dry than sweet. There is a moderate bitterness. The beer drinks smooth and round with a tingling carbonation. I wish there was as much whiskey in the taste as there is in the aroma.

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