Peril Aged

Peril Aged by Motorworks Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Aged six months in Chattanooga Whiskey Barrels, Peril Aged is full-bodied with a hefty dark malt character, ample chocolate notes and a striking black cherry presence. Dried, dark fruit & a distinct oak flavor flank its warm, balanced booziness. Even a little can help a lot!

2017 Best Florida Beer Bronze Medalist

Profile

ABV: 
8.2%
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood Aged Beer (BJCP category 33B) as a bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Porter. Rich American oak laced with bourbon is intense within the aroma – almost as if you stuck your nose inside a freshly dumped bourbon barrel. The barrel character is so intense that it is difficult to find any beer qualities present. The beer pours opaque with a small dark khaki head indicative of light carbonation. The flavor is bourbon forward as well but the hops finally make themselves known with a medium-high level of bitterness. Malt flavors of chocolate, charcoal, and burnt toast emerge as the beer warms. There is a medium-full body and a tannin presence from the oak that is considerable but not off-putting. The overall barrel character is overwhelming in the balance making it a craft beer for the discerning bourbon aficionado. This beer would be an excellent candidate for aging a few years – the alcohol is a bit hot and with time, the oak and bourbon presence will meld with the beer creating a better harmony of flavor.