Brewed: August 29th, 2015
Transferred: September 7th, 2015: One on plain American oak cubes, one without.
Bottled: Non-oaked version: Oct 31, 2015
OG: 1.094 FG: 1.018 IBU: 36
Fermentables: Thomas Fawcett Maris Otter, Thomas Fawcett Brown malt, buckwheat honey
Hops: East Kent Goldings
Yeast: WLP005, British Ale yeast
Oct 12, 2015: Malty, moderate buckwheat presence.
Oct 26, 2015: Added more oak cubes to oaked version, these ones soaked in Bulleit bourbon. No tasting.
Oct 31, 2015: Bottling the un-oaked portion. On the savoury side for sure with a soy sauce note.
Nov 27, 2015: Bottled the oaked / bourbon version, dubbed Bourbon Buckstock. Tasting quite nice – big hit of bourbon flavour, nice moderate oak character. That unique maltiness from the buckwheat … the jury is still out on that one. I am optimistic that it will meld over time into something quite nice. Bottled without sugar.