Year of New Beer: Barrel Aged Impending Descent, Tröegs Brewing (PA)

Written By: Dion on 01/21/2018

Nose is filled with cocoa powder, charred oak, black licorice, and bourbon. Warmth allows a sweeter chocolate and light vanilla to emerge. On the tongue, slightly smoky, roasted malts are joined by a fairly solid earthy hop bitterness. Coffee, nuts, and burnt sugars blend nicely with a very bourbon-forward woody note. Rich, bitter chocolate and a steady alcohol burn hang on to the taste buds through the finish. Very nice beer.