polomagnifico (1157) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, Bernheim Wheat Whiskey Barrel Release #1. Aroma has notes of bourbon, bread, dark dried fruits, Belgium yeast, vanilla, alcohol and wood. Not as good as it sounds. Dark hazy amber hue with an average off-white head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium to full bodied with fizzy carbonation and an alcohol astringency. Overall it was much better fresh and the carbonation and difference in smell is probably due to infection in the bottling. This isn’t surprising coming from Midland Brewing Company which excels at infecting their beer. I would never buy another one.