Central City / Parallel 49 2014 Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown Calendar Day #20 – Imperial Porter Bourbon Barrel Aged

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Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown Calendar Day #20

Imperial Porter Bourbon Barrel Aged – Central City Brewing, 9.0% ABV – 330ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada)

-…and that’s all folks! I’ll wrap up with an overview of the 2015 calendar shortly.

on the back label:

“This rich bourbon barrel-aged small batch ale exudes deep aromas of roasted malts and bakers chocolate. Combined with a silky full body, it leaves you wanting more.”

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  • Style: (bourbon barrel aged) Imperial Porter
  • Taste: Creamy balanced bourbon roasted toffee malt chocolate malt
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes, loved it
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: 100%

Visual: Pours jet black with a large lasting creamy head, foamy 3mm layer of retention, sticky lacing, lots of micro singular streams.

Nose: oaked bourbon, roasted barley malt, fig/date. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: slick-smooth-creamy, foamy-micro-tingly mouthfeel,

Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, stealth background tangy-sour, (MAIN) vanilla & bourbon, roasted toffee malt, background oakiness

Finish: burpy, chocolate malty, dark chocolate bitterness

Summary: Wow. One of the best local (British Columbia) craft beers I’ve had, period. Full of balanced flavour, creamy mouthfeel, and clean finish. Supremely well-hidden ABV.