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Breakside Bourbon Barrel Aztec
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Style | ABV
American Strong Ale
"12% ABV version of our flagship strong ale Aztec (
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 2843/67270
), aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels."
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sampled at 16 tons the other day.
While there were a lot of interesting flavors in this beer, I felt the spice and chili flavor was dominated by the barrel aging (lots of vanilla). The regular version of this beer is pretty sweet and boozy IMHO, and so this was more so. I found the beer tiring on the palate, and so was glad I just ordered a sample size portion at 16 tons.
Not a bad beer, but at least on this day, it was just too overly sweet and boozy for my palate.
Serving type: on-tap
05-14-2013 18:57:51 |
More by johnmichaelsen
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Slips out a hazed, dullish amber-tan body with a smallish, ivory head.
Smell: Caramel-scented, toasty malts with a modest hint of a roasty element with a little pinch of cocoa powder. The aroma is mostly the chiles and barrel qualities.
Taste: Caramel-glazed toast, maybe a subtle edge of roast there in the upfront flavor, too. Sweetish, until the heat from the alcohol content and chili pepper's bite catches up to you. Barrel aging provides touches of wood, bourbon. Lingering capsaicin heat, with a bit of the barrel character still trying to come forth beyond the spiciness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Light, low level of carbonation.
Overall: A chili-infused beer with an extra added kick of bourbon and booze.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2013 15:42:46 |
More by ChainGangGuy
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle into a Ranger Creek tulip. Many, many thanks to Oregonhopmonster for the killer extra!
Pours with a ruddy amber hue; cloudy body with mahogany edges. Very nicely retained head of light khaki foam forms up top. Spicy aromas of chili-rich gourds permeate the nose: cinnamon, caramel & dusty chocolate malts. Booze augments the heat that the chilies provide. Very intriguing nose overall.
Chewy, boozy malt notes greet the palate. Green, woody bourbon barrels slide in mid-sip and culminate in a flash of spicy heat from chili peppers. Mouthfeel is semi-chewy with a medium carbonation level. Overall, BB Aztec is a fantastic ride. Not exactly the most quaffable beer in existence, but you will enjoy the experience. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2012 05:16:42 |
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