Charleville Hairy Cow Wee Heavy Aged In Bourbon Barrels

RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
The Hair Cow is a Wee Heavy named after the Scottish Highland cows. This breed of cattle has for centuries stood up the the extremely harsh, rugged and remote terrain of Scotland’s Highlands. These conditions have also bred the wonderfully rich and satisfying style of beer known as the Wee Heavy. We hope you enjoy this fine ale! Olamaid deoch-slainte! "Let us drink to health"

The Wine & Cheese Place Barrel Aged Beer
First release
Barrel used: Buffalo Trace
Date filled: February 13, 2012
Date bottled: June 7, 2012
Bottled produced: 420

Second release
Barrel used: A two barrel blend: an Elijah Craig 12 year and a Buffalo Trace
Time in barrel: 9 months
Date bottled: March 28, 2013
Bottled produced: 408

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Cakes (504) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2017
12 oz bottle with a light sweet bready caramel aroma, noble hop. Pours a deep amber color with la light. head. Bready malty flavor, with smoky roast, caramel, and earthy hop. Medium full bodied with low carbonation.

jandd1983 (4752) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. It poured a brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of bourbon, vanilla and caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with more bourbon, vanilla, caramel malts, wood with a smooth boozy finish. Very nice and really enjoyable.

vyvvy (6988) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Pours lightly hazy copper with small beige head. The aroma has caramel, toffee, vanilla and is a bit astringent. It has a medium light body with a small amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with apples, caramel, weird tartness and some berries. The finish is fairly astringent. For this bring 3.5 years old I knew it was throwing the dice. Would like to try it fresh, but that’s my fault holding it too long.

ineedbeer (2353) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Looks to be the second release with a fill date of 3/28/2013 and a bottle date of 1/10/2014 with 408 bottles produced. Aroma has a fairly strong bourbon note upfront with some light oak. As that fades you pick up moderate notes of caramel, toffee and burnt sugar. Some lighter dried fruit notes of raisins and prunes. Light alcohol spice. Pours a hazy, murky, burnt amber brown with a medium sized, moderately thick tan head that exhibits decent retention as it recedes to a thin film that lingers on the edges. Medium lacing and medium legs. Flavor has a moderate sweetness with quite a bit of fruit character and less bourbon than in the aroma. Moderately strong notes of caramel with lighter toffee and burnt sugar. Moderate raisin, fig and prune notes with some light notes of dried stone fruit. Medium bitterness. Low oak notes with medium low bourbon. Light alcohol spice. Perhaps a hint of acidity. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a decent wee heavy. Nice malt notes with some good fruit character. Not too sticky sweet. A lot of bourbon in the aroma but less in the flavor which helps the balance.

jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle. From old notes. Funky, barrel character comes through strong. Loads of caramel and bourbony characher.

decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Light brown pour with tan head and lace. Sweet caramel malt dominates the aroma with a hinto abv. Flavor is sweet malt start with a bito cough syrup flavor on the back end along with the warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. pretty solid but for the cough syrup notes at the end

jtclockwork (17913) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Etched glass bottle. RBSG grand tasting. St. Louis. Pours brown off white head. Nose/taste of bourbon, dark cherry, oak and caramel. Medium body.

kcorum10 (349) - Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a golden copper color with thin white head. Some bourbon, malt, caramel and an odd tart like flavor. Not sure what that is all about, but it would be much better without it.

daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Deep gold pour, white head. So this has some nice bourbon notes, some sweet malts but then an odd sour/tart flavor is present. would be so much better without the tart element.

Ibrew2or3 (9047) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports a near white head. The aroma offers up a mix of some modest maltiness, some caramel malts, sweet molasses and then an earthy wood note at the end of the draw. The taste delivers sweet malts, some molasses and a modest degree of tart red wine notes. Pretty nice.

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