Winter Brew 2004

Dark, Porter like appearance, with a very strong alcohol taste. No head, a flat coca-cola like appearance.

The aroma is all alcohol and so are the initial tastes. I found this fairly abrasive with no smoothing out of the alcohol and as a result it was not very drinkable. Some acidity in the mouth too. The alcohol was very porly masked and any subtlety that was supposed to be there in terms of hops or malt was lost on me. Definite lack of smoothness.

Not a very good beer. Perhaps I was thinking of Stone RIS at the time and all comparisons are unfair, but a beer I will not bother going back to.

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01/29/2005
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 2.5
Overall: 2
Total: 2.43
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