This limited release series beer from Fernie Brewing takes their well known maple porter and has aged in Pinot Noir barrels for a total of 12 months. The result is a beer that comes in at 6.4% alcohol and is an aged twist on their staple seasonal release. From the wax dipped bottle this beer is nearly black in colour and has two fingers of dense, lacing and light brown head. The aroma is rich with toasted oak, dark cherry, molasses and maple syrup. Despite being a wine barrel that this came out of there is a light whisky tone to the aroma. Tasting the beer it is lighter bodied than expected with a creaminess to the mouthfeel. The oak character isn’t overpowering and brings subtle cherry and chocolate tones to the front. The maple flavours come into play slightly later but are also quite subtle. This beer is not overpowering in any way but is rather a smooth and lightly oaked twist on a delicious maple-infused seasonal beer.
Alcohol – 6.4%
Size – 650ml bottle