Thursday, July 9, 2015

Almanac Beer Company Tequila Barrel Noir - Ale Aged In Used Tequila Barrels

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Almanac Beer Company Tequila Barrel Noir - Ale Aged In Used Tequila Barrels.

From the Almanac Beer Company website: “This robust American Stout is aged in used Tequila barrels. As it matures, the toasted oak breathes in the beer, infusing the stout with hints of smoke and spice from its former life holding distilled agave. Pair with a San Francisco-style super burrito.

Farm to Barrel
Our Farm To Barrel beers build on the eons old tradition of aging beers in oak casks. This robust American stout was aged in used Tequila barrels for nine months. Inside the casks, this hearty black ale gradually matured, slowly pulling out hints of Tequila smoke and spice as well as oak and vanilla flavors.
Tequila Barrel Noir is the perfect pairing for equally rich and decadent meals like a San Francisco-style super burrito or a festive holiday feast. Best enjoyed in front of a crackling fire, serve in a small tulip or whiskey snifter to focus the intense aromas. Tequila Barrel Noir is alive in the bottle, and will continue to mature gracefully for years.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours black with a fluffy tan colored head and lots of soapy lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, molasses, tequila, dark fruits, caramel, coffee, dark malts and a hint of vanilla and oak.
Taste: Dark malts, caramel, dark fruits, molasses, chocolate, coffee, tequila, vanilla, oak barrel and mild smoke.
Overall: Smooth and interesting, Almanac Beer Company Tequila Barrel Noir is delicious.  This 10% ABV offering is worth a try.


Mark Harvey

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