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.

ABV: 6%
IBU: unknown (best guess, the upper end of the 20s or low 30s)
My Rating: 8/10

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