Roxy - Cognac Bordeaux (Vintage 2015)
Roxy is based on our old ale, Natalie, that was kept an extra year on its cognac and bordeaux barrels. Before packaging we blended in some soured barleywine for extra complexity and a touch of balancing acidity.
Dark tan head on an ebony body with chestnut highlights. Hits the nose with an immediate punch of sunbaked leather and toasted wood, followed by bourbon and macerated raisins. Flavor is at first drying but with the warming alcohol and complex flavors of cocoa, caramelized figs, overripe blackberry and walnut skin leads to a light tart finish dominated by oak and yeast derived flavors.