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Brays Whiskey Barrel Aged M

Brays Whiskey Barrel Aged M
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
Note: I am entering the beer I had in this entry. However the beer was written Bourbon Barrel Aged M on the board but I suspect this was a mistake.
In short: A lifeless and sweet beer with a lot of wood juice. Very bland.
How: Tap at brewpub with almost no head
The look: Cloudy light brown body with almost no head
In long: Nose of toffee and wood. Taste has a lot of generic barrel/wood but barely any bourbon. Taste of lumber juice with brown sugar in water and thatís about it. Body is thin, borderline watery. Lifeless carbonation. Boring mouthfeel. Not quite as bad overall as my description make it to be. Just very very bland. This is like buying construction wood and sucking on it except that you donít get the splinters and donít have to deal with the pathetic old service rep dude at Home Depot who obviously made some very bad move with his retirement portfolio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This barrel-aged Scottish Aleís earthy yeastiness and vanilla-like whiskey notes accompany the lean caramel malts, for a personable pint.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin ring of foam quickly disappears into the reddish brown murk. This is not a looker, to say the least.
-The barrel presence was well balanced with the rest of the flavor profile.
-The natural carbonation makes for a relaxed, very drinkable mouthfeel.
-A stronger Scotch Ale would have been more interesting in this barrel, methinks, but then again this is an original idea that was relatively well rendered.

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