Year of New Beer: Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Smoked Porter, Brewery Ommegang (NY)

Written By: Dion on 04/05/2019

Very nice nose that certainly features the bourbon aspect, but also allows chocolate, dark fruits, and a solid dose of vanilla to come through. On the tongue, an initial sweetness and hefty vanilla threaten to overpower, but warmth tones things down nicely. Oak and roasted malts counter chocolate and brown sugar notes, as a warming bourbon begins to join shades of smoke and a vanilla that resolves to a marshmallow-like creaminess. Very good from start to finish. This was quite the nice surprise!