I'm a huge fan of all things Balcones. They have their own shelf pretty high on my bar. That being said, I'm biased in their favor. The nose reminds me of Hudson's maple barrel with some banana nut bread just below the surface. The overall color is a very deep gold and matches the Shiner label perfectly. The mash bill is the same from the Shiner beer, but the malt kicks in just as strong as the Balcones peated products. The palette is lighter than expected with a finish more on the short end compared to, say the Brimstone or even True Blue 100. Needless to say, this is a very interesting product on its own and I can't wait to see if this beer mash collaboration keeps going. It's like Eden & Oak with more soul than spiral wood inserts.