That’s because we’ve never done it! Today, I take that 28 hours and boil it down to four or so minutes with my friend Seth from Beer Nation
I apologize for there being no shots of the pour. I only received one bottle of beer, so I couldn’t do the beer porn I usually do. Luckily, the bottle has a lot going on, so I got a bunch of shots of it.
Bohemian brewery does things the old-fashioned way. When I received the beer, I didn’t expect it to be aged in bourbon barrels or whiskey barrels, it’s aged in oak barrels. Oak barrels that were designed to age beer. They’ve never had anything in them before. Just beer. I’m not saying I don’t appreciate beer aged in bourbon barrels (because I totally do), I’m saying that there’s something to be said for tradition.
I don’t know if I talked about the Reinheitsgebot before, but it’s a beer purity law established in 1516 that proclaimed beer must be made from water, barley, and hops. I wonder if anyone openly flaunted the Reinheitsgebot and just called their beer something different. This is probably where naming conventions surrounding malt liquor came from. Conversation probably went something like this:
I’ll hayve thine Olde English eigght hunndred bier, maiden.
Tis not a bier kind sir, tis a malte likker.
Wot wench? Bring me the bier and begone with the silly naymes!
Yes, so if you can imagine what it was like to be alive then, you can imagine having an Oaky and the Bandit. You can only get it in UT, so if you’re friends with someone there, have them send you one!
Just The Facts
Smell: Coffee, smoke, light malty
Taste: Straight cold, black coffee
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, mildly carbonated
Drinkability: Seth said “If I closed my eyes, I wouldn’t know it was dark – sessionable.”
If you like this, you might like:
Schwarzbiers, Porters, Stouts