We began with Libertine, the imperial crimson ale aged in bourbon barrels. We’re seeing more crimson ales these days, from conventional choices like Boulevard’s Irish Ale to hoppier makes an attempt like Founders Brewing Co.’s Dankwood, an imperial crimson IPA aged in bourbon barrels. Though the ABV is larger than a conventional crimson ale at 9%, the flavour profile resembles these crimson ales of outdated. Its look is more brown than crimson, and the aroma is all bourbon. On the palate, issues get more advanced, with fig, tobacco, Tootsie Roll and pecan. It’s thick and viscous, and although the bourbon may be very much current it by no means comes throughout as harsh.