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Breakside Aztec Ale - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
We’ve aged our flagship strong ale in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for the last several months, and the result is a complex and fiery brew. You’ll get notes of chile, chocolate, cherry, vanilla, and whiskey in this behemoth of a beer. On draught for a very limited amount of time; available in 750 ml Champagne-style bottles until they sell out!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Nose is chocolate with a hint of veggie and heat. A pale orange color with a small white head. Taste is chocolate and vanilla with just a hint of heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2015
22oz bottle pours a hazy orange with some thin, sudsy, fading head. Nose has booze, butterscotch, buttery oak, malt, some green vanilla, mild dried fruit. Nose isn’t great. Flavor follows along, overly sweet, lots of tannic sweet tea, the pepper comes through, heat but also odd vegetal notes, some paint thinner. Thin, oily finish. Was not digging this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1237) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
Thanks Thomas! Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, no chili. Flavour is like a Ba barley wine, some slight chili flavour, but not heat. Chocolate is very present but the bourbon barrel really shines. Loved it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickReallyBrew (76) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Tastes exactly like the deScription. High gravity barley wine aged in Oak whiskey barrels. Very delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (902) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Hazy amber gold pour with a creamy head. Aroma is coconut, vanilla, sweet malts, bourbon and peppery spice undertones. Sweetness upfront with heavy influence from the barrels, finishing more dry with cocoa and a light spice. Other flavours of orange marmalade, coconut, other fruits. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (437) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle (22oz $15): Clear ruby brown. Aroma mostly bourbon and maybe carmel. Taste bourbon with slight chili and slight chocholate. Neather flavor is in your face which is good. Medium body. Good warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4918) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a medium, white frothy head atop a deep brown hue. Nose of melted caramel squares and honey. Very sweet, almost too sweet... Almost, but it has a good boozy allure. The bourbon is definitely there but it’s not overrun by a cocoa malt much like most barrel-aged imperial stouts. This has refinement and personality. Some of the heat comes forward in the ABV but the chillies gives a final fist-pump. Purchased at Metro Liquors University Heights.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle share. Clear gold. Aroma of wood, bourbon, honey. Taste is sweet, and tangy. Sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Hazy amber color with small head. Aroma of green chillies, a bit dusty. The mouthfeel is a bit sweet; no distinctive flavor, a bit of sweeteners, dusty peppers; the alcohol is clearly perceived. Somehow messy and boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (4123) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Pint at Devil Craft Hamamatsucho shared by Tim, thanks! Amber with off-white head. Aromas of bourbon, light chili pepper, subtle chocolate, caramel. Tastes of big bourbon and chili pepper, light chocolate and caramel. Medium-full body with a dry and warm peppery finish.

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