fletchfighters (1604) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2012
145/180 bottles poured into a tulip
7 months on Lark Whisky Barrels Tasmania made Whiskey
A-- Poured a murky brownish black. Bits of ruby at the top of the head. No head, just film and a light brown collar on the sides of the glass. Little carbonation showing
S-- Barrel notes, mostly floral notes, dark fruits, char, ash, and after a while the base beer appeared. Willie Winter was the base so some spices like cinnamon and nutmeg appeared,
T-- Thin, watery, nutmeg, cinnamon, chocolate and whisky.
M-- Booze is noticeable in the mouth. Spot on carbonation for the beer. Very light body though. Quite slick though. Lots of floral notes, chocolate, and spices. Barrel treatment is good but the body of the base beer is thin and deteriorates quite quickly. Gets a bit rough. Watch for lark barrel beers from Australia. Good barrel to use for bigger beers.
O-- Like the treatment but the base beer is thin and watery. A bigger beer would so suit this barrel. Barleywine would work well with a lot of the Tasmanian Whiskeys made there. Or a big RIS.
Falls apart quickly due to the lack of body.