Evolution’s “Migration Series Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale” (Winter 2011)

      Seriously, I don’t know that I will ever get over how generous the craft beer community is! It’s awesome when you tap into a group of people who are just as passionate as you are about something. During a recent family trip to Delaware, I found myself back at one of my favorite breweries, Evolution Craft Brewing Co. I always stop in when I am in the area for a couple pints and a few growler fills to take back to NJ! On this visit I had the pleasure of watching the brewers in action on one of their last brew days before they shut down their Delmar, DE location to officially move into their new lager Brew Pub in Salisbury, MD.. So without further rambling…
      Evolution Craft Brewing Co.’s “Migration Series Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale” (Winter 2011) is a Dark Ale aged eight months in bourbon barrels. It pours a solid black color, topped with a one finger creamy brown head. The head reduces to a thin film, but does last down to the bottom of the glass. The aroma is sweet with bourbon, vanilla, maple, dark brown sugar and raisins. The taste follows the smell for the most part with the rich flavors of bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, dark fruit, and spicy hops. The mouthfeel is medium. and warms the palate with its 10.5% ABV. Though I will say even though the high abv is always present it is never distracting. The finish is dry, hot from the abv, and sweet. I really like the way the bourbon, vanilla flavors compliment the sweet cocoa and raisin flavors. One can really taste the care and love that was put into this beer! I am honored to have been bestowed this brew by an excellent gentleman brewer from Evo! Congrats to Evo for moving on to a bigger space! Much luck to you in Salisbury, MD! Here’s to Good Beers!
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