Saturday, September 17, 2016

Confluence Brewing Company Kiano's Cut (TR)

The Confluence Brewing Company is in Des Moines, Iowa. This 9.3% ABV beer is a double rye double IPA aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels.

The beer pours hazy, the color of dried apricots, orange and honey golden. There is a relatively short head of white foam. The aroma is rye whiskey, orange peel, orange marmalade, and tangy, astringent oak. It smells like a wonderful rye and orange liquer cocktail. The taste follows the aromas, mixing rye, oak, and fruit, especially orange, along with a touch of pine. It is sweet, tangy, fruity and bitter all at once. The finish is dry and quite bitter, amplified by the astringency of the oak. The beer drinks very smooth, with a soft, yet stining, tingling of carbonation. Oh, this beer is wonderful.


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