Year of New Beer: Deth By Currants, Revolution Brewing Co (Chicago)
Written By: Dion on 12/22/2018
Great nose as the currants pop, coming off like fresh blackberries and cherries. Enough vanilla and toasty malts develop with warmth to offer up suggestions of blackberry cobbler. On the tongue, the fruits start off just a bit tart, but the caramel and vanilla served up by the bourbon barrel softens and sweetens as the glass comes to temp. Very subtle undercurrents of chocolate, coffee, and oak. Great bourbon influence without overpowering. Really nice beer!