Uh oh! Guess what day it is! Guess what day. it. is. Anybody?
It’s hump day! What! What!
Here’s what we’re sipping tonight:
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale
Kicking it off tonight with a bottle of Stone’s Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale. 7.2% ABV, without a ton of oak on the nose, considering it literally had “oaked” in the name. Still, it’s a vanilla laden, malty sip with a decent amount of color and hops.
Four Roses Private Selection OESF
I’m following that up with a couple fingers worth of Four Roses Private Selection OESF. This is 10 years, 8 months old, and very similar to this year’s Limited Edition Single Barrel. A really nice sip from Four Roses’ lower rye recipe, this is a bourbon I will never regret reaching for.
Jim Beem Signature Craft 12 Year
After being somewhat reluctant to buy this, I finally opened it. It has an amazing nose of baked goods and sweet icing and caramel. I only wish the taste would have lived up to the aroma. The ‘Beam bite’ is prevelent early on, I hoped it had been smoother, especially at 86 proof. A couple drops of water mellowed it out and brought back some of the flavors I was hoping for. Not a bad sipper, but probably not worth the price.