5 Seasons Westside Jay D. Whiskey Barrel-aged Imperial Porter

Brewed by 5 Seasons Westside
Atlanta, Georgia USA
- Imperial Porter | 3 Ratings | Special Release |
Vintage 6.25.10

Our Imperial Porter is a dark, robust, malty, full-bodied beer with just enough hops to provide structure. Notes of chocolate, cocoa, and light caramel make up the thick middle of this beer.

In honor of Jack Daniel’s 160th birthday, the distillery provided us with two premium whiskey barrels in order to age this beer. The beer sat in the barrel for about 7 months pulling out those beautiful whiskey flavors and the American oak from the barrel. The whiskey layers wonderfully with the dark malts in the beer, while the oak adds structure to this robust beer. We then bottle conditioned the beer with a Belgian yeast from a Trappist monastery. That adds a slight, yet noticeable, backdrop of fruity notes. As the beer continues to age in the bottle it will develop even more fruity, port-like characteristics.

Grain: English Maris Otter, Chocolate malt, Roasted barley, Victory, flaked barley, flaked oats, wheat

Hops: Cascade, Willamette, Hallertau

OG: 20.1 Plato

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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