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Nepenthe Ales Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy

Nepenthe Ales Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2117) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2014
From the wax-sealed 650 ml. bottle. It pours a reddish-brown color with a small off-white head that fades fast. Not much to excite me on the nose. Some sweet malts, black licorice, and a touch of booze. Nothing that jumps out to me as extraordinary. Medium body. Flavor. Well, kind of a disappointing considering Candia Roadís young reputation. Some malts, some bitterness, but not a lot of interesting character. i sort of hoped for something more pungent and forceful. I didnít hate it but it is probably one of their weaker offerings.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingMetalGod (39) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2014
Really decent wee-heavy with some light stout characteristics. Roasty and sweet. Dark brown to the point of almost opaque. Hight malt and alcohol give this beer a great character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2282) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle from the source. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with faint garnet at the edges and a smallish but long lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of dark sugars and a hint of smoke with just a touch of earthy wood and bourbon character. The flavor is mostly dark and burnt sugars with hints of fruit and a mild tannic wood bite and just a faint hint of bourbon. Lingering sweetness mixed with a touch of ethanol in the finish. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a creamy sweet sticky mouthfeel. Decent beer. The barrel treatment is extremely subtle, I really would have liked a bit more character there. 16 bucks a bottle is probably a bit too high of a price point as well.


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