A collaboration with the Holiday Ale Festival, this Barrelworks project is a blend of one-year-old Heaven Hill Bourbon barrel-aged Velvet Merkin that was blended with a touch of a young Gueuze from Firestone’s sour program. The result is a lighter, brighter, but still barrel-forward Merkin for your sipping pleasure.
pdx77 (797) - Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at Holiday Ale Festival. Really balanced combo of dark stout flavor and slight sourness from the gueuze.
BrewDad (4506) - Olympia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black in color, thick an head. Lots of aroma and flavor. I loved the bourbon flavors and finish. This was a super beer. Lots of sour and barrel flavors linger.
boFNjackson (3921) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Holiday Ale Fest 2012... Poured near black with a lacy, gray head. Aroma had hints of salty brine and vinegar. The base beer of Velvet Merkin came through but was definitely tarnished by a butter wood and pickled vegetal tone. Why was this made?
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