Year of New Beer: Illuminator Barrel Aged Doppelbock, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 04/18/2021

Almost passed on this one, but I'm so glad I didn't. Nose is loaded with dark fruits, freshly baked bread, and hints of caramel. Over a year in Angel's Envy Port Wine barrels gives this a pretty decadent flavor profile. Plums, raisins, and grapes all present on the tongue, wrapped in sweet layers of caramel and dessert breads. Hints of charred oak along the middle, with a subtle but building alcohol note on the finish. This is a real treat that develops and changes if you can exercise a bit of restraint and consume it slowly.