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Barleys Barrel-Conditioned J. Scott Francis ESB

Barleys Barrel-Conditioned J. Scott Francis ESB
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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J. Scott Francis ESB barrel conditioned in Woodford Reserve barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8035) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Sample at Barley’s Smokehouse. The beer is a clear dark amber color with a medium thick beige head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and a touch of bourbon. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, fruit and subtle oaky bourbon. The finish is fruity with an earthy, oaky aftertaste. I was admittedly not expecting much from a barrel-aged ESB but this exceeded my expectations.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Pint on cask at the Smokehouse on 5/2/12. Clear amber pour with a thick tan cascading head. Aroma of orange, oak, caramel, malt and light booze. Malty flavor with some caramel, oak and slight citrus before a mild booze finish. Bourbon is well masked here and I think that’s what makes this beer work. I love my bourbon beers, but an ESB? This beer takes on the pleasant oaky character without being completely overtaken by bourbon. Well done.


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