Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), IPA (shaker, tulip), Stone | Tags: candy aroma. deep, dark, deep, delicious, hoppy, menacing rich red glow. deep, mesmerizing, nice head, sweet
first impression: Sweet, candy aroma. deep, menacing rich red glow. deep, mesmerizing. Nice head. Enchanting flavor and general experience. Overwhelmingly hoppy and rich with bitterness. Lacing is intricate and wispy. Head is persistent.
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Consumed on: 01.31.2008
Color: Like a deep brewed tea. Very dark, and quite reddish brown. Like a sunset shot from Apocalypse Now.
Belgian Lace: fleeting, but there.
Aroma: I can smell a comfortable, favorite couch. It’s a good smell.
Hoppiness: Biting and complex hoppy flavor. Bite: Wow. Packs a wallop.
Flavor: The oak is very much the source of flavor here – it adds a bit of depth to the brew.
Weight: This is quite heavy and feels like something of importance when you hold it.
Mouthfeel: exciting, tingling, and enticing all at once.
second impression: Lace does more interesting things towards middle and end. A satisfying and rich beer. Carbonation is light and uninterrupting.
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