ST. THOMAS, ON – Railway City Brewing has announced the upcoming release of the latest in its Barrel Reserve series of limited edition barrel-aged beers.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Shambock is a special edition of the brewery’s spring seasonal Shambock that has been aged in a bourbon barrel to increase the aroma, flavour, and abv. It has the following tasting notes:
Indulge in this drop dead gorgeous deep ruby/mahogany coloured brew with a small but lasting off-white head. To the nose, scents of charred oak, vanilla, and bourbon are on the forefront as notes of dark fruits such as black cherry and plum, maple syrup, cinnamon, and gooseberries follow. To taste, smooth coffee flavours, dark chocolate, and burnt oak dominate the palate, then fall away to reveal a vanilla and subtle nut flavour. This is a light to medium bodied brew as a result of the bourbon barrel fermentation. It has a clean yet lingering tannin-like profile as it leaves a dry finish.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Shambock will be released on Saturday March 5th at 11:00 AM at the Railway City retail store in downtown St. Thomas. The release is limited to 800 bomber (650 ml) bottles selling for $8.95 each, with no purchase limit.