Steve Stewart’s Firth Of Forth Ale (100 Barrel Series #22)

22 oz bottle with the usual 100 Barrel Series label presentation. Poured this one into the 0.5 L Harpoon IPA, reverse flared Stange-like glass.
Pretty standard, deep copper colored pour with a bit of a disappointing head and very little lace. Even some agitation fails to produce much life – carbonation seems a little low. Nice clarity in the body though.
Nose seems pretty neutral. Maybe some caramel notes.
Taste has a simple balance of malts and hops, but lacks a lot of depth. Might be totally my imagination, but there seems to be a little smoky peat in there too. Simple caramel based finish.
I dunno, it seems as though this beer lacks depth. I was hoping for a richer, deeper experience here, and with a sensible ABV I thought that I would like this more. Richness is the thing that is missing for me. It seems like it has potential but just misses the boat. I’d like to see this one get developed a bit more, but I guess this will be one and done and never seen again. Could do better I guess would be my summary.

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04/05/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.4 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.35
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