Jester King Nocturn Chrysalis - Gin Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 4.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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We’re very excited to introduce Gin Barrel Nocturn Chrysalis! We took our Nocturn Chrysalis Barrel Aged Sour Beer Refermented with Blackberries and aged it in a gin barrel from our friends down the road at Revolution Spirits! Gin Barrel Nocturn Chrysalis involved a long process to make. It was brewed in 2014, aged in oak barrels for about a year, refermented with blackberries, then aged in a gin barrel for another ten months! It was bottled on April 6th, 2016. At the time of bottling, it was 7.5% alcohol by volume, 1.001 specific gravity (0.25 Plato), 7 IBU, and 3.4 pH.

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3.8
DuffMan (10612) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
RBSG 2016 shared at the Grand Tasting after-party in the hotel lobby. Bottle. Cloudy purple-garnet. Unripe berries, floral/herbal character (gin), lactic sourness, more rounded with a fuller berry character.

4.2
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2016
(330ml bottle) clearish bright purple, no real bubbles. Nose of gin, blackberry, peppery, juniper, tons of barrel, complex and neat. Taste of gin, blackberry, oak, barrel, juniper, herbals, rich and complex, not really sour or tart, just a delicious spirit-based fruit beer. Low carbonation and lots of flavor.

4.2
JStax (7132) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle shared at RBSG. The beer is a hazy purple with a pinkish head. The aroma has notes of gin at first. Lemon, pine, herbal, but then the blackberries come through. I am surprised at how nicely those two go together. Dry, earthy, and sour. Medium body and medium carbonation.

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alexsdad06 (10672) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle sampled at RBSG. Pours a hazy dark reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma had tart dark fruits/berries, oak, noticeable gin character, some acidity and funk. The flavor had tart/sour blackberry, oak, gin, funk, some acidity but in a good way, drinkable with a nice sour character.

4.4
jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle at RBSG. Thanks Daniel. Put this one in as rating 14,000. Pours purple - nose/taste of bright gin, berry, oak, funky sour lacto - med body

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jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2016
11.2oz bottle @rbsg-pbrgh after GT hotel bottle share. still-deep reddish brown. A-spirits, some wood, berries. T-follows.

3.5
Ferris (16301) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle - Gin aromatics and vinous notes. Deep purple. Dark Berry and vinous none with lots of gin notes. Nice.

4.5
baraciisch (3349) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Dark purple hue, no head, aroma of juniper berries, gin, blackberries, floral notes... The addition of gin barrel tones does more in the way of juniper and less your typical pine needles from barrels... Flavor is even more complex than the original, I think it adds even more to the base beer then sherry does to atrial... Lots of blackberry jam, floral, pine, juniper notes... Gin barrel notes on palate.. Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Poured side by side with Batch 3 Nocturn Chrysalis and Batch 7 of the Revolution Spirits Austin Reserve Gin that was put into the barrels jester king used for this beer. Aroma was strong on Rosemary and Juniper very floral beer and a noticeable difference over regular Nocturn. No head, maybe a hair darker in appearance than the regular nocturn we opened, little light was passing through the beer. Medium sourness big punch of rosemary up front, middle was mostly juniper blackberries and peppercorn, typical jester king jammy fruit finish Thick mouthfeel, lingering finish. thanks jonathan for opening this with me

4.3
djd07 (15356) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Bottle thanks to Jonathan. Pours a cloudy purple with small off white head that lasts. Th aroma is strong juniper, rosemary, berry, funk, oak. Medium body, nice berry, light jam as it warms, juniper, rosemary, light oak, really enjoyed this.


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