NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at FoBAB 9. Pours a deep reddish amber with a nice offwhite head that sticks to the glass. Nose is quite hoppy. Lots of piney notes come across. Big blast of vanilla and booze as well. The barrel character kind of washes out a good hoppy beer. On tasting, the hop profile remains quite robust and fresh, but the barrel kind of clashes here. Bourbony and boozy. Meh.