Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Beer Christmas. Innis & Gunn,The Original Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
Well here we are. Another Christmas has arrived and the Lonebiker family is spent after opening gifts and exhaustively listening to my great tales of heroism down in the river valley. It was odd how happy they all seemed when the beer review interns started arriving and I had to leave to go to the beer review cellar.
Innis & Gunn whom I believe were the first to get reviewed on this here blog. I believe a few more appearances happened on here in the ten year span since. Google pulled up a review in twenty-sixteen and what do you know? I was complaining about the lack of riding. That seems to be a constant Lonebiker thing and I apologize. The guilt from lack of rides does bring me down a few notches, after reviewing my Strava stats for the year you can expect more bitching about lack of riding when the end of the year top 5 posts come out.
This Scottish beer got poured in the lab and with hushed tones the interns, executives, and family members all nervously watched this Christmas pour. Why Christmas beer review pours on Lonebiker are truly a magical event.
We poured and right on cue an amazing looking brew showed it's true strength with a gold and crisp looking barrel aged wonder sitting in our tester glass. Could it be the wonderment of the holidays making this one look amaze? Hell yes it could! We poured, we celebrated. We sipped, we wrote about it. It was not hard to tell this one has been barrel aged with bourbon. Strong but reasonable hits of bourbon are in this as you sip it down. Other fine notes... Toffee seems to be lingering in this mild tasting hopped adult intended beverage. I seem to be getting hints of Bazooka Joe bubble gum and vanilla extract for some reason. Don't ask. It's Christmas!
The lacing on the side was a nice touch.
This beer gets 4 suds out of 5.
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