Filed under: IPA (shaker, tulip), Sly Fox | Tags: bitter, brilliant, citrus, clear golden copper. thin white head, funk, hoppy, hops, lagerish beginning, long bitter finish, long lacing, rough texture, standard IPA aroma, very nice, well crafted
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.6 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 300 C
Purchased at: Newportville Inn for $6
Aroma: very nice, standard IPA aroma, hops, citrus, and a bit of funk. 9 out of 10.
Visuals: brilliant, clear golden copper. thin white head, long lacing. 5 out of 5.
Taste: lagerish beginning, hoppy, bitter, well crafted. 8 out of 10.
Palate: long bitter finish, rough texture. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Like many other great IPAs, but dark in nature, and a beautifully deep finish. I’d love to have it again, and it was very well crafted. 18 out of 20.
Filed under: Belgian Strong Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), Browerij Het Anker | Tags: acrid, apple, clear, deep red, fruit, funk, leather, long finish, long lasting white head, mold, no hops, plastic, salt, strong, sweet, Syrupy, very lacy
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.5 % in 11.2 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $3.50 ($13.99 Belgian sampler)
Aroma: syrupy, sweet, funk, mold. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: clear, deep red, long lasting white head, very lacy. 5 out of 5.
Taste: leather, salt, fruit, apple, no hops, strong. 8 out of 10.
Palate: acrid, plastic, long finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Seems like a very good brown ale. I’d have it again, and it’s very good. Well crafted, and the best of the three I tried so far. 17 out of 20.
Filed under: Anchor, Porter (English pint, stem glass) | Tags: armpit, black and oily, corn, feet, flat soda, funk, leather, licorice, little hops, opaque, persistent tan head, quick flat finish, smooth, tea, thick lace., well crafted brown style
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.6% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $2.50
Aroma: leather, funk, armpit. feet. 7 out of 10.
Visuals: opaque, black and oily, persistent tan head, thick lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: leather, tea, licorice, corn, little hops, well crafted brown style. 8 out of 10.
Palate: flat soda, smooth, quick flat finish. 3 out of 5.
Overall: Like delicious but flat root beer. I would not seek it out a second time, but this is not my favorite style. It seems of a high craft. 15 out of 20.