Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Christmas Ale, West 6th Brewing (Lexington)
Written By: Dion on 12/25/2018
So much on the nose, with caramel, dates, nutmeg, ginger, and bourbon all present. The tongue is greeted by a generous kick of bourbon with cursory notes of oak, nuts, and molasses. Fruit breads and caramel with a touch of cola to finish. I love what the barrel does for this beer, reigning in and toning down the spices, which can often be overpowering in Christmas ales. Well done.