Coastal Empire Barrel Aged Savannah Brown


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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We take our award winning Savannah Brown Ale and age it for six months to a year in whiskey barrels.

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4.5
Skallish (20) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2017
If I were a whiskey fan, this would be a near perfect rating for a brown ale. But I have to be fair both to the Coastal Empire Brewers and my palate. It is an excellent balance of whiskey and brown ale, in aroma, taste and palate. Appearance is outstanding. The Brewers ate very creative with this beer. I’m just not a whiskey fan, so my rating is tainted.

3.2
crossovert (14240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Draft. Brown pour. It is sweet and barrelly some spice nites. Easy to drink for thw style.

3.3
PorterPounder (8402) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz can. Dark copper brown pour, long lasting bone colored head. Aroma has some light bourbon accents, some pecan sweet nuttiness. Bourbon accented dates, some light chocolate, some pecan pie, fades in the finish, not cloying like some of these tend to be. Thick enough mouthfeel.

3.2
jbruner (5673) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Pours a deep brown from the bomber with bubbly tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is very barrel forward, nice vanilla and oak, bourbon heat and a hint of toasted malt. Taste follows, a brown ale with this low of alcohol leaves the body a bit to be desired, and the booze comes out more because it doesn’t have time to mellow out in the barrel. Meh.

3.6
rdixon77 (3128) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Big barreled brown. Decent enough, but it’s a little weird with brown base. Good bourbon vanilla barrel aspect, the body a bit thin. Some caramel and toffeeness. Booze burn for sure. Not bad.

2.8
JDBaker11058 (2450) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2016
appearance: very dark brown, with a half finger of creamy beige head that lasts and lasts. aroma: smells amazing--brown sugar, caramel, molasses, butterscotch (this particular note should have been a warning), with some vanilla and bourbon undertones. taste: perhaps infected; there are the base notes from the aroma, plus an unpleasant, buttery/peppery phenolic kick that leaves everything feeling mineral, dry, and lifeless. finish: incredibly short, except for lingering butter/pepper notes. notes: Too bad. Either infected or just a lousy beer. Inclined to believe the former rather than the latter, as it was purchased from a dive outside FLETC in Glynco, Georgia; dusty bottle with a markdown tag. Thought the style was likely to handle age, but it was probably mistreated along the way. Rating half for what could have been and half for what was.

4
Cybercat (6444) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pours translucent cola brown with a thick, if not lasting, tan head. Roast malt aroma has a firm overtone of whisky-infused wood. Bold flavor starts at roasted malt and adds whisky, woody, caramel, and subtle horehound notes that build into a barrel of delight. Mouthfeel has OK body but good fizz, and leaves a finish of wood, whisky and roast malt. I gotta get to Savannah!

3.5
JHeath99 (1680) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Tap. Pours a dark brown with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma and taste are a bit unbalanced and heavy toward the booze/wood. The wood/bourbon/vanilla hint overpower the base beer.

3.6
drowland (9191) - Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
9/22/15. 22oz bottle from Five Points. First to rate! Brown pour, maybe a touch towards amber/red, under a nice enough khaki head. Strong barrel aroma - whiskey, vanilla, wood - strong, not unpleasant, but a little one dimensional. Good barrel character on the flavor, wood, whiskey, oak, vanilla, etc.... I just don’t think the base beer really handles it. Light nutty, oaky aspects, thin body, spritzy carbonation. I was expecting worse, honestly.


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