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Island Brewing Company

Island Brewing Company
2015 Bourbon Barrel Aged Jubilee Scotch Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Island Brewing Company
2015 Bourbon Barrel Aged Jubilee Scotch Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
Dark cloudy walnut color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate mousse, roasted nuts, and dark caramelized fruits with a chewy, bright, petillant, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, medium-long finish with nuances of rum raisin cake, figs, and pepper finish. A decadent, boozy bourbon-barrel aged treat.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate mousse, roasted nuts, and dark caramelized fruits
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of rum raisin cake, figs, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: German Chocolate Cake, Deep Fried Ice Cream, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A decadent, boozy bourbon-barrel aged treat.

The Producer

Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
5049 6th St
Carpinteria, CA 93013
USA
1 805-745-8272

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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