Dry Dock Dou­ble Hazel­nut Brown (2014)

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Tasted -

LOC: Aurora, Colorado ABV: 8% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Aged in whiskey bar­rels with added hazel­nut, which cre­ates its earthy, nutty com­plex­ity and caramel-, tof­fee-for­ward aroma. English-style brown ale takes on a life of its own with whiskey bar­rel–ag­ing and the added essence of hazel­nuts.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Hazel­nut, caramel, choco­late, and al­most a maple-syrup thing. I want to pour this over ice cream or maybe con­cen­trate it and put it on pan­cakes. Some re­ally nice raisin char­ac­ter. Very light booze char­ac­ter.” Fla­vor: “Lots more hazel­nut, caramel, tof­fee, some vanilla, and oak com­ing through. Fairly sweet with some al­co­hol and oak to bal­ance. Mod­er­ate bit­ter­ness that lingers into the fin­ish and strips the sweet­ness away. Re­ally nice plum and raisin fla­vor at the back of the fin­ish. Fin­ishes sweet with a lin­ger­ing caramel note. Light choco­late in the back­ground.” Over­all: “Hazel­nut is of­ten over­done in beer, but it works re­ally well here. It ties into the caramel malt and bar­rel char­ac­ter nicely. The fin­ish isn’t overly sweet, mak­ing for a drink­able beer.”

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 10 94

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