*BOTTLES – Triple Barrel English Strong Ale

Brewed way back in December of 2013, we filled up fresh emptied rum, rye and bourbon barrels (all from Albany Distilling Co) in January of 2014, allowed the beer to age for 10 months and then blended all the barrels back together and bottled it in November of 2014. We’ve been sitting on this beer to allow the flavors to mellow and the alcohol heat to back off a bit. 10.2%

With only 800 hand numbered bottles available be sure to get some while it’s still available.

($18.00 + tax 750ml Bottle) $97.20 per ½ case (6 bottles) (10% discount)

The nose is heavy with sweet molasses, a bit of alcohol (rum/whiskey) heat and subtle notes of oak and vanilla.

With a relatively lively carbonation this beer pours with a thick fluffy head and a beautiful rust-amber color. Slightly hazy from the yeast and all the protein from the malt gives this beer a soft appearance.

With a surprisingly light body for how big a beer this is there’s a bright lively mouthfeel and relatively clean finish.

The nose of booze and malt upfront gives way to a predictable, yet none-the less wonderful flavor. Notes of rum, rye and bourbon are ever present with a bit of raisiny-malty sweetness and subtle support of dry oak and vanilla. The finish lingers slightly sweet but with the heavy carbonation relatively clean.

Stats:

O.G. 1.080 (20.1 P)

A.E. 1.009 (2.5 P)

ABV 10.2

CALORIES 270 (per 375ml glass)

BU 49

SRM 18

MALT Pale, Pilsner, Munich, Crystal

HOPS Crystal, East Kent Goldings

YEAST WLP001 (American Ale Yeast)