The COVID pandemic has highlighted the shocking amount of booze I’ve accumulated – as well as the opportunity to enjoy it!
Black Donkey’s Double Barrel was today’s choice.
Wow – it’s lively!
Immediately frothing over!
I’d to wait a while before a lovely red hue settled.
Now I know rye can be a temperamental grain to work with in distilling – is it the same for brewing?
A welcome dry maltiness greeted me offering that sweet biscuity aroma I associate with rye ale.
This followed through on the palate – which wasn’t overly carbonated – before deeper, darker notes of molasses from the whiskey barrel ageing gave an earthy solidity to the lighter rye experience.
Elements of farmhouse saison – which Black Donkey excel in – were evident.
I’m growing to love barrel aged ryes.
Black Donkey’s Double Barrel certainly hit the right notes for me!