Saturday, March 30, 2013

Caskfest: two beers brewing - cinnamon dark

Dark strong ale aged in red wine barrels with cinnamon. Red wine sweet nose and a dark cider hue. The cinnamon and red wine are aggressive and bring a much more complex flavor than expected. The nose makes you think syrupy sweet but the cinnamon and tannins from the barrel and grapes effectively combat it. Its strong and hot but the cinnamon cuts the aftertaste and brings it back in to balance. This is a big hairy chested beer! Nicely done.

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