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Ike & Oak Brewing Co.

Ike & Oak Brewing Co.
2023 Kodiak’s Revenge Coconut Macaroon Flavored Barrel-Aged Ale

Category: Flavored Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Ike & Oak Brewing Co.
2023 Kodiak’s Revenge Coconut Macaroon Flavored Barrel-Aged Ale

Category: Flavored Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Ebony color. Aromas and flavors of COCONUT, chocolate and vanilla, Klondike bar, and bourbon with a glycerous, vibrant, petillant, fruity sweet fat body and a very long finish with touches of coconut, mounds bar wrapped in coconut, chocolate and vanilla, and sugar and bourbon, coconut fat, coconut sugar, coconut shavings, and and everything covered in coconut. A spectacular pastry Stout with Klondike Bar-like flavor and aroma; has a perfumed after-finish that lingers endlessly.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: COCONUT, chocolate and vanilla, Klondike bar, and bourbon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of coconut, mounds bar wrapped in coconut, chocolate and vanilla, and sugar and bourbon, coconut fat, coconut sugar, coconut shavings, and and everything covered in coconut
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spectacular pastry Stout with Klondike Bar-like flavor and aroma; has a perfumed after-finish that lingers endlessly.

The Producer

Ike & Oak Brewing Co

The Producer
6315 Main St.,
Woodridge, IL 60517
USA

Flavored Barrel Aged Ale

Barrel-aged ales are those that have been aged in a wooden barrel to impart flavors and aromas of wood to the finished product. Most barrels are made of oak, though some brewers will use barrels made from acacia, ash, chestnut or poplar, to name only a few.

Although most ales (and beers in general) are made in steel tanks, barrel aging has become a cult movement as of late, especially from micro brewers, who use a range of casks, from wine barrels to rum barrels to scotch barrels. The finished product will be influenced by the tannins in the barrel as well as the beverage that was previously aged in that container.

Flavored Barrel Aged Ales will have additional flavorings such as spices, herbs, fruits, honey, or chocolate. They are often a bit sweeter than their non-flavored counterparts.