Monday, 15 January 2007

Review: Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale from Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Rating: C

Got this at a bar in Scottsdale, AZ not realizing it was an AB product.

Appearance: Somewhat cola looking in appearance, little in the way of head or lacing but since it was on tap, the pour often has a lot to do with that.

Smell: Lots of vanilla, slight booze and caramel.

Taste: Again, overwhelming vanilla. Too much - it's hard to cut through and find anything else. Once you do, there's some toffee. Not really any wood or oak. Any bourbon character is flavor, not alcohol heat. None of the spiciness typical in winter warmers...

Mouthfeel: A little thin, maybe. I expect this much vanilla in a milkshake, not a beer. A tad slick.

Drinkability: On the lower side, unfortunately. Just too much vanilla, not subtle in the least.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 01-15-2007 17:45:20

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