Sunday, October 16, 2011
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged Wizard
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged Wizard at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver during Great American Beer Fest. The beer pours a black color with a thin bubbly tan head. The aroma consists of chocolate, vanilla, and of course, bourbon. The taste is dry and chocolaty, although I was disappointed that I was more of a powder flavor than chocolate nibs. I quickly forgave that shortcoming when the loads of of bourbon and vanilla flavors made their was through. There was a smooth finish with some milk chocolate flavors as well. The alcohol content is 11.0% ABV. I enjoyed the flavors in this beer, event the powdered cocoa flavors, and felt that they were not overpowered by the bourbon either.