Year of New Beer: Slap Happy Bourbon Barrel Brown, West Sixth Brewing (Lexington, KY)

Written By: Dion on 03/29/2014

Have missed this one when it has appeared previously in the taproom, jumped at the chance to try it today. Rich aromas of roasted nut and chocolate malt fuse with hints of vanilla and oak, with only traces of the bourbon initially. On the tongue bourbon is more prominent, but not intrusive, while creamy vanilla layers with cocoa sweetness, light coffee, and roasted nuts. Coats the tongue with a sweet, mild bourbon heat on the finish. Very nice. Congratulations Ben & Brady on 2 great years. Happy 2nd Birthday West 6th!