Fall beers: Into the woods
When the first cool days of fall arrive, many beer drinkers start reaching for barrel-aged porters, imperial stouts, and autumnal ales, said Fritz Hahn in The Washington Post. “Here are a few you’d be wise to look for.”
Dogfish Head Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout ($13 for 12 oz). Aged in oak tanks with vanilla beans, this legendary stout has “notes of fudge, cocoa, and raspberries,” plus “noticeable heat” from its high alcohol content.
Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout ($15 for 500 ml). Goose Island’s celebrated barrelaged stout arrives on November’s Black Friday this year and will include a variant that tastes like bananas Foster.
New Belgium Wood Cellar Reserve Felix ($26 for 750 ml). The fancy corked-and-caged bottles make clear that this sour ale, aged in apple-flavored whiskey barrels, is something special.
Marc Schmidt, Kimberley French TM/Twentieth Century Fox, courtesy of BCB99 ■