Sweetwater Ron Burgundy Scotch Ale

DELIBERATELY added as a different beer to the cask, Johnnie Walker chip-soaked version, this beer was drunk on tap at Taco Mac, Douglasville, GA, USA.
#2 in the Dank Tank series (The Creeper was #1).
Regular keg version NOT the cask, flavored one. This is NOT just another serving type of the other beer currently listed in the BA db, this is a separate brew.
Pour produces a very nice, mid-brown color with plenty of carbonation. The head is very nice and the retention is first-class. Lace is some of the best I have seen recently. Bubbles rising constantly.
Despite the apparently high carbonation, the beer still has a decent mouthfeel and is not at all prickly.
Strange beer in terms of the taste. It has many of the malty, layered sweet character that one would expect, but also there is a tangy bitterness in the back end and the finish. Under no circumstances would I describe this as a hoppy beer, BUT the ending is definitely more bitter than the style would normally allow. This would usually put me on my guard (ANOTHER over-hopped American version of a classicly malty style), BUT this seems to meld better than most. The bitterness sees to add an almost wine like quality and the beer takes on a character that is (nowhere near as good, but…) reminiscent of one of the Allagash Victor/Victoria beers.
It’s actually very tasty if somewhat odd in terms of the style and other characteristics, but I really enjoyed it. Interesting stuff to say the least.

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03/21/2009
Format:
on-tap
ABV: ? %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.25
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