Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Duclaw Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter eXile Series X-1
Duclaw Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter eXile Series X-1 from State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD to share with friends. The beer pours a black color with a bubbly tan head. The aroma consists of chocolate, vanilla, rye, oak, bourbon, and cherry, all leading to the conclusion that it smells like heaven. The taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, sweet bourbon, and a light rye spice. It has a silky smooth mouth feel and a dry oak and cherry finish. The alcohol content is 7.7% ABV. I absolutely loved this beer along with everyone else that tried it at my house. I will be seeking this beer out again, especially for the $7.50 price tag. The blend of flavors played together really well from the sweetness to the spiciness and finishing with the oak accents.