Four Seasons Winter '15

California
United States
Four Seasons Winter '15 by Mother Earth Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
82
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Premium British Crystal and roasted malts comingled with Maris Otter and an even amount of American Hops meld with Brown sugar and Peanut Butter essence that gives this beer such a smooth, yet complex flavor profile, and now for the first time this wanton elixir has made her bed in Bourbon Barrels, to lay and rest. Slowly taking in the rich wood tannins and spicy spirit of her new lair, once properly aged, it is only now that she chooses to awaken and bring warmth to the winter solace.

Profile

ABV: 
8.8%
IBUs: 
55
Served at: 
45 - 50°
Hops: 
CTZ
Malts: 
Pale 2-Row, C15, White Wheat, Choco Wheat, Roasted Barley, Black Malt, Flaked Oats, Med/Dark Crystal, Brown Sugar
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Four Seasons of Mother Earth Winter Ale by Mother Earth Brewing Company is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This is a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with brown sugar and peanut butter essence. The peanut butter dominates the aroma with a light vanilla and oak character from the barrel in the background. A light chocolate character emerges early but is elbowed out by the peanut butter. A light floral alcohol emerges as the beer warms.The flavor also exhibits strong peanut butter character with light chocolate and vanilla trying to fight its way through. A moderate hop bitterness rises up in the middle and lingers into a medium dry finish, turning a touch harsh in the aftertaste. The full body and moderate but smooth alcohol warming is complementary, but the peanut butter tends to dominate this beer and covers up the expected rich and complex base beer. A reduction of peanut butter essence would help create better balance and allow the base beer to shine through.

Brewery Introduction

Founded in 2010 by three passionate brewers, Mother Earth Brewing Co. had one goal; to create distinguished, hand crafted beers that stimulate sensory conversation and a desire for the next sip. From a modest garage, to over 70,000 sq. ft., Mother Earth Brewing Co. maintains our original goal –... Read More

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