Monday, January 2

Beer Review: Lompoc Bourbon Barrel Aged C-Sons Greetings


"Bourbon Barrel Aged C-Sons Greetings
Brewed in February 2011, aged in Heaven’s Hills Bourbon barrels for seven months and cellared for an additional month. It has a deep copper color, strong oak aroma with caramel and resinous hop notes. 8.0% ABV"


Had this at a preview tasting before the release of many holiday beers. I think Lompoc released the most brews, and most diverse in styles this last year. This is a 22oz. bottle I am reviewing. Since I went to Whole Foods to get it, I paid a bit too much for it at $11.99.

Appearance: (4.0)
- Barely cloudy amber brew.. with a little molasses coloring. Quickly fizzing off-white head leaves a big spotty ring and bubbly spotty island floating in the center.

Smell: (3.5)
- Fruity hoppy aroma with sweet bready grains, and light earthy woody vanilla notes. Light sticky smelling brown sugar, and a slightly tart malt flare. Overall not too bad.

Taste: (4.0)
- Smooth vanilla woody biscuity grain with some lovely charred caramel and roasty character. Bitter grassy hops and a floral/citrus finish. This puppy tastes really good. The flavor is one of the reasons I liked this one near the best out of all their winter offerings. Like cream soda.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Dry, chewy, medium bodied, and a little sticky. Overall expected, and not a bad feel at all. Leaves the mouth dry, and wanting more.

Overall: (4.0)
- Love this beers flavor. I think I liked it better more fresh and on tap.. but the taste is still wonderful from this bottle. Like cream soda brew. Certainly a must try.. though not one to age. Get 'em while you can.

3.9/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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