By: Wyffels |
Review Date: 6/29/2010
This smells like a Belgian Dubbel with lots of extras added to make it into a monster. Coffee, burnt caramel, hearty hops, bourbon deepness, chocolate malt, a little of the Belgian yeast flavor and a splash of alcohol (13%) hit the nose and the palate upon the first sip. This needs to warm up to really get the bourbon to come out. The coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavors really rise up, as does a subtle bourbon flavor. This ale is very well integrated, like Speedway Stout from Alesmith (and on the same level of quality I have to say). This is an incredible melding of flavors to create one single well designed ale flavor.