Bought at La Bodega from Riverside, California for $13.99, Skipping Stone is a Belgian style Quadrupel ale aged in bourbon barrels brewed by Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery from Athens, Ohio.
The air yields caramel, dark fruit, bourbon, and vanilla as you drink. The appearance is a dark brown that pours a low beige head that dissipates quickly. When held up to light, the surface shows dark mahogany and carbonation. When light reflects off the beer, dark mahogany shows. The alcohol content is 13%.
Caramel is relatively rich and smooth to the mouthfeel. Molasses brings a slight thickness and sugary touch to the comprehension. Chocolate malt imprints upon the caramel frame and enriches the molasses. Bourbon boozes the feel and broadens the caramel and chocolate complexion. Vanilla creams the drink along with the Trappist yeast and fluorescent during the finish.
Licorice gently spices the take and lingers into the finish. Cherries are noted as the beer warms and softly tarts the take. Oak colors and accents the caramel and chocolate malt blend. Figs are sensible with the caramel and bourbon sensation. Raisins are felt during the finish along with the bourbon touch. Plums are distinguished with the Trappist yeast and caramel feel.
Skipping Stone is an outstanding bourbon barreled aged Belgian quad. The caramel, molasses, chocolate malt, bourbon, vanilla, Trappist yeast, licorice, cherries, oak, figs, raisins, and plums blend into a tasteful craft beer. The caramel, molasses, chocolate, and bourbon overture delights the experience. The Trappist yeast, caramel, and vanilla makes this beer incredibly easy to drink. Bourbon, cherries, and licorice excites the take and become prominent as the beer warms. The Trappist yeast, caramel, and chocolate reminds me of drinking Trappist ales when I was visiting Trappist monasteries in Belgium. I cherished every single drink and enamored by the complexity and depth to this Belgian quad.
Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer.