Smokey

Very surprised to come across this – I hadn’t heard that this was out, but delighted to try in when I took a break from the Atlanta Cask Ale tasting by slipping into the bar at Taco Mac, Prado with the wife.
Pour was a dark brown affair that was presented with far too little head. This was a pouring issue rather than a beer issue – a common problem when drinking at Taco Mac.
The beer was also too cold, which had an influence on the nose. With time, the beer did release its aroma and when they came it was worth the wait. Some decent, light, understated smoke.
Tastes were are very simple smoke, with some decent malt to back it up. the beer was pretty straightforward and simple, which for me is becoming both a signature trait and a great strength for Glenn and Jailhouse. If you want over the top, complicated nonsense then look elsewhere. If you want well made beer with a simplicity that yells ‘quality’ then Jailhouse is a brewery that will work for you.
Glenn has a commitment to a house style and to beer that has simplicity but solidly made. This is an interesting diversion which proves he has the capacity to step outside those parameters and do some interesting things. Jailhouse is truly a player to watch.

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01/30/2011
Format:
on-tap
ABV: ? %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 3.93
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