Walk­ing Tree BA Bar­na­cled Mana­tee

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Tasted -

LOC: Vero Beach, Florida ABV: 9.6% | IBUS: 71 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Red wine bar­rel-aged bar­ley­wine-style ale.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Mas­sive oak char­ac­ter out of this beer on first whiff. Rich caramel malt, tof­fee, toasty, some un­der­ly­ing dark fruit like black cher­ries and black­ber­ries. There’s light wine bar­rel notes up front with a del­i­cate aroma of grape, black cherry, and black­berry.” Fla­vor: “Bright oak char­ac­ter with some slight berry notes. Caramel and tof­fee comes through in the mid­dle of the palate. Mod­er­ate fruiti­ness up front with pineap­ple, white grape, and light le­mon. Slightly hot fin­ish with some tan­nic as­trin­gency.” Over­all: “Over­all a very in­ter­est­ing beer—a mix of white grape fruiti­ness, pineap­ple, and le­mon with choco­late and caramel malt all held to­gether by an un­der­lin­ing al­co­hol warm­ing. Bar­rel char­ac­ters are present and seem to dom­i­nate up front. Per­haps a touch fresh for the bar­ley­wine cat­e­gory, but this could age well.”

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 03 FLA­VOR: 16 MOUTH­FEEL: 3 OVER­ALL: 8

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