Had this on tap at Trapeze in Athens, GA. This was the Whiskey Barrel Aged offering of Gordon. Served up in a Chouffe Goblet.
A: Pours a very nice dark, rich caramel brown color. Very hazy and cloudy. Whole lot of movement going on in the glass. Pours a really nice half finger, top cap. The cap has staying power and really clings to the glass. As I work down to serving, the goblet just has sticky cob webs all over it. This beer looks great.
S: As soon as the bartender placed the goblet on the table, I could smell whiskey. Just perfect whiskey aroma, well rounded. Lots of vanilla coming out. Some caramel malts peeking around the corner. Lots of oak in the aroma. I want to say I can smell hops but I can't, just a beautiful whiskey aroma that friggin hypnotizes your senses. Good God.
T: Taste is once again, WHISKEY. This isn't a crazy in your face whiskey. Just a perfect pour of tasty, semi sweet, sipping whiskey. Doesn't make you grimace or wince, just puts a shit eating grin on your face. Once again notes of caramel, vanilla, hops and oak are all experienced but the perfectly tasty whiskey flavor steals the show and blows you away.
M: This is a medium to full bodied brew that has some nice stickiness to it in the palate department. Carbonation is light, but helps in making this an easy drinker. Goes down pretty easy considering your major flavor is whiskey. Lots of whiskey aftertaste, but yet again nothing crazy or revolting. Just a smooth sipper with a bit of alcohol bite.
D: For what this, I have to say it is incredibly drinkable. We are talking about a DIPA that would fool whiskey fans. It does have some bite and you need to sip, probably took me about 30 minutes to get through my glass. Still, I wanted more when finished. Just so incredibly tasty and enjoyable. I wish I could get this all the time.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-23-2008 21:46:47
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