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TORO

TORO
Sherry Barrel Aged Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 5.2%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

TORO
Sherry Barrel Aged Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 5.2%
Dark copper color. Aromas and flavors of spiced cherries and raisins, caramel fudge, and hint of playdoh and gum with a round, bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a peppery, uncommon, snappy finish that shows notes of caramelized fruits and nuts, melted wax and rubber, and pepper finish. A lively, waxy barrel-aged beer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: spiced cherries and raisins, caramel fudge, and hint of Playdoh and gum
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of caramelized fruits and nuts, melted wax and rubber, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively, waxy barrel-aged beer.

The Producer

Premium Beers from Spain

The Producer
625 Baixada Estacio
Xativa, Valencia, 46800
Spain
34 -722799600

Their Portfolio

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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