Bourbon Barrel Aztec (2017)
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A Note on This Beer
Rivaling the spiced-chocolate legends like Abraxas and BOMB!, Breakside Brewing’s 10% ABV Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec sets fire to the tastebuds before putting it out with a splash of whiskey. They achieve balanced heat by partnering real ancho & habanero chillies with the woody, vanilla complexity of Kentucky Bourbon Barrels.
These barrels amplify BBA Aztec’s rich bold flavors beyond what’s typically found in the ever-popular Mexican-inspired Dark Beer style:
Breakside goes grande on the chillies -- Aztec doles out the smokey, raisin sweet ancho character that entertains the palate with hints of earthy coffee.
There’s no shortage of fire -- the habanero provides 200,000 - 350,000 Scoville Units: the highest among chillies commonly used in cooking.
Kentucky bourbon laced oak adds the toasted mesquite character of the open range, soothing the peppers with a splash of caramel.
Breakside won Brewery of the Year at both The Oregon Beer Awards and The Best of Craft Beer Awards, receiving major praise for their barrel program and series. Now all you Dark Beer lovers can taste their bourbon barrel aging expertise in this elevated spiced brew -- if you can handle the heat.
Breakside - Bourbon Barrel Aged Aztec - $13.99 for a 22oz bottle
Style: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Strong Ale; ABV: 10%