Sunday, October 14, 2012
Elevator Brewing Bully Goat Ale (8/10)
Elevator Brewing Co. of Columbus, Ohio, produces Bully Goat. Bully Goat is a red ale aged for six months in Whiskey barrels.
The color is a slightly cloudy copper. The head is thin and white, leaving behind moderate lacing that dissipates relatively quickly.
The aroma is almost non existent but contains a touch of vanilla.
The flavor is relatively mild at first, even deceptively so. The initial mildness fades away fairly quickly to a complex mix of oak, vanilla, whiskey, and mild hops. You might even call this "intense". The finish is a charcoal-like bitterness that lingers a while.
I am a fan of oak aged and barrel ages beers, and this is no exception. It is similar to the Innis and Gunn brews. Elevator has done a very, very nice job here. This is a beer I will definitely have again, probably soon.
I've seen this at a number of retailers around town. This particular bottle came from Kenny Road Market.
IBU: unknown (best guess, the upper end of the 20s or low 30s)
My Rating: 8/10