This is the barrel-aged version of Founders' year-round wee heavy, Dirty Bastard. The Bourbony oak influences are apparent throughout, with assertive aromas and flavors of peppery wood, vanilla, cocoa powder and campfire smoke. The malty core of caramel malt, toffee, toasted hazelnut, Whoppers and molasses-drizzled fruitcake fills the palate, grounding the sweet smoke and spicy oak accents. Bold and mouthfilling, the body is rich and filling but balanced by medium carbonation and a warm, peaty finish. A good candidate for medium-term cellaring; enjoy in six-month intervals to track its evolution.
12 oz/4 pack
Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy
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Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).