Barley Johns The Dark Knight Returns
From Barley Johns via ratebeer.com – The Dark Knight – For those not yet familiar, the Dark Knight (yes, it is a Batman reference) is our double fermented Old 8 porter, aged in a bourbon barrel for 6 months. Double fermented refers to a second “feeding” of various sugars to increase the alcohol content as well as bolster the flavor. Chocolate, coffee, charcoal and bourbon, familiar notes from the previous batch return in this years incarnation of the DK. Served in a 5 oz pour, the bourbon note from this tap is very prominent as it is a first time use of a Jim Beam barrel. The Dark Knight Returns – The same profile as the Dark Knight, however, since this is a second time usage of the barrel, the bourbon note is less prominent and the beer as a result is more rounded and balanced.
Barley Johns Brewpub – Barley Johns The Dark Knight Returns – From PeterinSD in growler at Woodshop 2011- 13% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with no head.
Aroma: Alcohol, mint chocolate, soaked spirit barrel and graceful oxidation notes.
Taste: Sweet chocolate like malt. Dark chocolate pudding. Slight roast,vanilla. Sweet dark booze.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, silky with modest carbonation.
Overall: A big thanks to PeteinSD for sharing this with me. This is very tasty.