Barrel-Aged Twelfth Night

Louisiana
United States
Barrel-Aged Twelfth Night, Urban South Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Our favorite barley wine, Twelfth Night, now barrel-aged into a bold, mature brew. Expect similar notes of rich toffee, dried fruit notes with pleasant hop character.

Profile

ABV: 
11.6%
IBUs: 
35
Judges Review 
Brad Darnell's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Barrel-Aged Twelfth Night by Urban South Brewery is being judged according to the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 33B - Specialty Wood-Aged Beer.

Rich caramel and toffee malt emerges from beneath the large, coarse-bubbled frothy beige head. Dark malt-derived fruits of dates, figs and plums complement the malt, and a lightly floral alcohol note finishes the initial aromatics. The beer is a rich mahogany color, and mostly clear. A spicy, floral alcohol quickly coats my tongue while rich and complex caramel and toffee malt deliver a full-bodied brew.

The head dissipates after a couple of minutes to a patchy film on top. Another aroma evaluation leads to some orange fruity esters, though faint and secondary to the other dominant aromas. This beer is malt-dominant, though faint hop bitterness alongside the warming alcohol keeps the residual sugars at bay, though the beer does finish fairly sweet. Light carbonation invites you to sip this fine beverage. The barrel character is only noted late on the tongue as the alcohol dries the beer and leaves faint tannins and wood notes.

This rich beer should be enjoyed with desert, either as a standalone post-dinner contemplative beverage or perhaps with a warm, bourbon-sauced bread pudding.

Brewery Introduction

Welcome to Urban South. It’s a place where charm and grit mingle, and where everything’s shared. Down here, we share meals, laughter, and our homes. And we love sharing our work with you. We've set the table for a pretty serious party, honoring modern Southern values with worthy and daring beers... Read More

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