The iLike Beer Theme Song:

The iLike Beer Theme Song: "Drink Beer." Yes, this is an original song, exhaustingly derived by this author.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Woaked 'Em Up Ale

Background:  This is the second beer which could (currently can) be found on tap at Casa-de-Tobias.  I brewed this potable using copious amounts of biscuit and chocolate malts.  It was then left to age with bourbon soaked toasted American Oak chips.  Many have attempted this combination however none have been successful in creating a good beer this way*  The name was spawned whilst browsing the Googles for information on clear coating paper.  I was directed to a site which is dedicated to this odd form of American car racing called NASCAR.  The people have a very interesting way of talking, and the name is dedicated to them and this "rocket fuel" which is apparently something used by people and not the vehicles.  The label was designed by this writer, and it is one I am proud of.

Color:  Deep dark brown.  Much like a piece of oak soaked in ebony dye.  I believe I can see the elegant grain of the beer mimicking the oak upon which it was aged.

Taste:  I have brewed 2 beers between this one and Hopeyedidntfuckitup Ale.  You will notice neither made it to review; neither were worthy of the time once the "pride effect" was removed from the tasting.  This beer however has been a pleasant surprise.  It has a dry flavor accentuated by the essence of toasted virgin oak.  While one might not get a splinter drinking it (quality control would make a 6 Sigma blackbelt spew sick allover), it certainly tastes like a possibility.  This dryness is beautifully balanced by the sweet brown sugar tones of bourbon.  Even though the libation has a calculated IBU of 51, the hops are nearly indistinguishable from the mouth, although they are present in the nose (of the beer and the drinker alike).  That should make any of the sponsored NASCAR beer drinkers happy.

*In my dwelling...