The SheRIff of Rock RIdge

Rhode Island
United States
The SheRIff of Rock RIdge
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Watch out! The SheRIff of Rock RIdge, is here and trust us when we say this latest barrel aged brew is nothing to scoff at. A recipe of chocolate wheat, North American oats, pale malt and wheat malts was chosen for the base beer and put into 8 of their Thomas Tew Rum barrels from their adjoining distillery. Brewing with high proportions of intense darker malts brought forth aroma and tastes similar to that of a rich coffee roast and baker’s chocolate. With The SheRIff, our brewers wanted to dabble into natural spiciness adding in German chocolate rye, a malt never before used in the brew house, and an aggressive Belgian yeast strain. After 5 months in the heavily charred wooden rum barrels, big flavors of caramel, toffee, oak and aged rum gently seeped into the brew, creating complex layered flavors ready to be consumed!

Profile

ABV: 
12%
IBUs: 
53
Served at: 
45°-50°
Hops: 
Bittering: Warrior Flavor: Tradition, East Kent Golding Aroma: Aged Saaz hops,Tradition, East Kent Golding
Malts: 
North American Pale, English Crystal, Wheat, Oats and Munich, Chocolate Wheat, English Cara, Chocolate Rye
Judges Review 
Pete Garofalo's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Dark fruity esters and rich malt rule the aroma, with elements of raisin, fig, and date complementing the lush malt backbone of molasses, chocolate, and roast grain. Some barrel-derived wood character contributes a coconut aspect that adds to the overall appeal. The first sip reveals rich, chewy malt with layers of chocolate and dark caramel. Dark, dried fruit esters mirror those in the aroma, but a big blast of alcohol washes most of it away and leaves a boozy burn. The finish is notably dry with hints of wood and nuttiness. Additional aging would help smooth out the liqueur-like impression and allow the rich malt character to take center stage.