Sebago Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Aged Lake Trout Stout (365 Day 199)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Sebago Bourbon Barrel Aged Lake Trout Stout

I have been eying Bourbon Barrel Aged Lake Trout Stout by Sebago Brewing Company for a while now. It has been sitting in the cellar for a year plus and for the last month I have kept looking at it wondering when the right day would come. It seems like American craft beer number 199 was the right time.

Lake Trout has some really nice stout elements: coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts give this beer a solid back bone to rest on. The bourbon barrel aging add subtle complexities of bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Molasses, some booze, and bitterness in the finish add even more layering.

I really think they year probably did this beer good. If you have one in your cellar don’t hesitate to appreciate now. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 8, Look: 10, Drinkability: 8, Overall: 8.6

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