4 Mile Brewing Co. – Bourbon Oak Aged Scotch Ale

4 Mile Brewing Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Review


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  • Brewery: 4 Mile Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Barrel Aged, Scotch Ale
  • Pros:

    A complex Scotch Ale with a light bourbon infusion

  • Cons:

    Bourbon fans may be disappointed with the low intensity

  • Conclusion:

    Balanced flavours of toasted malt, oak and bourbon

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You can guess that you are into something bit when it is called the Braveheart Chest Beater. That is the name of the Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale from 4 Mile Brewing. This wax dipped beer comes in at 8.0% ABV and 35 IBUs. Pouring this beer from the bomber bottle it is a colour of deep chestnut brown and is topped with two fingers of very dense and heavily lacing head. From the beer comes notes of vanilla and oak with a light bourbon tone. The toasted malt character also comes through in spades. The aroma of this beer is rather tame for a Bourbon Barrel Aged beer but still has some serious kick to it. Tasting the beer the big, toasted malt character of the Scotch Ale comes through up front as a smokey oak character builds behind. The oak seems to give more flavour than the bourbon making for an earthy and fairly dry finish. Bourbon can be a great addition to beer but often takes control and doesn’t let the beer shine, here it is an accent that adds to the complex flavour profile of a well made Scotch Ale.

Alcohol – 8.0%
IBU – 35
Size – 650ml Bottle


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Dustan Sept

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  1. Mike's Craft Beer
    Mike's Craft Beer 19 May, 2016, 15:27

    Even though I prefer the bourbon notes to be much larger this still sounds really tasty.

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