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.    

Brewery Introduction

Bradenton’s first craft brewery, was co-founded by Frank and Denise Tschida. As soon as they laid their eyes on the Bradenton property, they knew they had found something special. Built in 1923 as an automobile dealership – complete with a concrete ramp that was used to move cars from the ground... Read More

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