Oliphant Graumann's Center Bourbon Barrel Aged Foreign Export Stout. 9% ABV. Oliphant Brewing, Somerset, WI.
Deepest blackness in the glass, with a rich brown ring of foam above. Looking good.
In the nose: thick, dense, boozy. Charcoal, chocolate, smoke, dark rum, bourbon, booze. Molasses, anise, espresso. Intense? Yeah!
In the mouth: Jumps on the palate and oozes hot, sweet and delicious. Bourbon barrel delights all over the place. Deep, dense, rich, and I don't want to use the same words over and over, but it is all that. Viscous, vanilla, touch of cherry. Sweet, slick, strong and ....did I say delicious? Yup. And I'll say it again, I don't care what you think.
Mmm. Oh, yeah. So nice. I dug this one in a major way.
Bourbon barrel happiness.
I searched for the meaning of "Grauman's Center", fairly certain that it had a "Tim & Eric" reference, and found this "definition" on Urban Dictionary: "A segment of the Universe located between Grauman's Center and Sector 8. The most mysterious part of the Universe, Undiscovered Worlds is a swirling vortex of enigmatic matter. You know the universe is a little bit like the human hand. For example you have Grauman's Center right here, and then you have Undiscovered Worlds, and uh, um, Sector 8, and up here, it's the, uh, Tittleman's Crest."
So, maybe all the names for the barrel aged beers from Oliphant will come out of this sketch? One never knows....
The Universe. What A Concept.