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Great Crescent Brewery

Great Crescent Brewery
Bourbon Barrel Coconut Porter

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Great Crescent Brewery
Bourbon Barrel Coconut Porter

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
Opaque brown black color. Roasted aromas and flavors of chocolate muffin, roasted coconut, and hint of licorice and molasses with a satiny, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a tingling, breezy finish revealing notes of caramelized sweet potato, pepper, Swiss chard, and baking chocolate finish. A pleasant coconut accented beer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty
Aroma Aroma: chocolate muffin, roasted coconut, and hint of licorice and molasses
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of caramelized sweet potato, pepper, Swiss chard, and baking chocolate
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant coconut accented beer.

The Producer

Great Crescent Brewery

The Producer
315 Importing Street
Aurora, IN 47001
USA
1 812-655-2435

Barrel Aged Ale

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Serve in a Snifter
The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel. A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.

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