Appearance: deep woodsy mahoganies under a tan head with plum skin hues. Spotty bubbly collar. Swirls thick along edges.
Nose: plums and wood – freshly cut with skins, flesh, sawdust, dirt, and shavings all mingling together harmoniously. Dark fruit stones – dry and nutty. Leathery tannins – shoes and old gentleman’s chairs. Tobacco leaf. Tart black cherries.
Palate: chewy with plums, leather, black cherries, and more leather. Meaty in the middle – dark fruits with stones. Lightly mouth-coating and tongue tingling. Leather in the back. Nutty dry earthy stones underneath. Red wine soaked oak staves and old barrels – Burgundy and Bordeaux apply. Plum skins.
Final Thoughts: lovely and delicious. Not quite super tart and not quite super earthen – a blend of the best of both. The Bruery never fails to delight with its brewing finesse along with a little help of wood.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)