Feral brewing ‘Barrique Okarma’ Oaked black ale


image“First brewed in May 2013 for the Great Australian Beer Spectapular in conjunction with Melbourne Good Beer Week. Barrique Okarma is a version of our Black IPA Karma Citra. The beer undergoes primary fermentation in new French oak wine barriques, before being returned to stainless for final processing and dry hopping with American Citra hops. Much like B.F.H Barrique has a softer mouth feel and sweet vanilla aroma.”

This is the brewpub series from an outstanding brewery in W.A. We love the subtle reference to Barrack Obama…being a black ale. First whiff is an interesting combo of pine hops and smoked malt. Pours like a stout in colour with a creamy head which fades. Minimal lacing on the glass. The first sip is amazing. Bitterness from the hops but contains that real resinous IPA aroma, and a creaminess that lingers on the palate well after gulping it down. We wonder whether lactose has been used in the brewing? It’s sitting at 6.5% and its really smooth. We reckon this beer is a must with gamey meat. All in all, brilliant beer from an award winning microbrewery. This beer will win awards too.