Buckstock Ale



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


Tasting Notes:

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.