boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Bailey’s 5th Anniversary Barrel Aged Beer Fest... Poured deep ruby red with no head. This was awesome. Lots of pinot barrel character and you can really taste all of it. The rye spice, cherries, currants and the sweet vermouth provided a bitter-sweet spice, especially towards the finish. Quite nice, some acidity and tartness that meshed well with everything else going on. Easy drinking and hit the spot on hot, Portland summer day.