Kelpie Seaweed Ale - Williams Brothers Brewing Company
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4.34/5 rDev +19.9%
A: Chocolaty black with a ruby tinge when held to the light. It’s semi-transparent, no carbonation and 3 fingers of foamy beige head.
S: Chocolate, chocolate and cream, coffee and toffee. Fresh sea breeze? Sure if you inhale deep enough.
T: Chocolaty with a certain sea like brininess that comes off more in the background. Roasted toasted notes, lightly sweetened coffee.
M: Medium body that’s smooth and creamy and slick like the slipperiness of kelp. Medium low carbonation.
O: Excellent brew. Love the bottle, style, and name. Seaweed lover myself living in Asia, the idea of a Kelp beer doesn’t bother me. The kelp is really in the background, and the flavor of this stout like beer is great.
08-11-2014 05:06:50 | More by patre_tim
3.79/5 rDev +4.7%
A: gorgeous, deep rusty red - the color you'd expect in a "wee heavy" - crystal clear ... some light tan foam puffs up then dies down into a messy cap
S: cocoa-dusted chocolate, dried salty seaweed (a la nori), dried blueberries(?)... faint touch of espresso in the back, dark cherry cough drop... all mellow, no intensity
T: oh, wow! - unmistakable earthy seaweed up front... solid, yet soft and dry malty base - kind of reminds me of a dunkel lager - the chocolate malt stands out remarkably clear above all else, minimal sweetness... something like a mix between a cherry pit note and walnut shell in the aftertaste... green, leafy thread throughout, mildly briny bitterness via the plants, with added complexity from the dark malts
M: broad and smooth, lightens in the finish... not much viscosity, delicate foamy wash... just a firm malty foundation
O: pretty good, well made, but could be more interesting... the brawny chocolate malt muscle is laid out, just pile on the seaweed - dry weed it, even - it has an interesting, distinct, somewhat umami quality that should be exploited and abused... could be a little more salty, maybe... I enjoy and advocate balance, but make this a little manlier, huh?
05-13-2014 06:01:53 | More by Bouleboubier
3.48/5 rDev -3.9%
500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Very dark brown in color. Good clarity. Creamy tan head retains well enough. Thin rings of lacing.
S: Briny, salty, sea air, seaweed. Rich chocolatey undertones with backing flavors of brown bread, molasses, and toffee. Perhaps a suggestion of saltwater taffy.
T: Toffee, molasses, brown cocoa, brown bread. Treacle. Cola. Milk chocolate undertones. Steely/metallic. Saltiness builds, but it doesn't have the layered and nuanced flavors of the sea that the nose held. Slight sooty roast. Salt, cola, and cocoa on the finish.
M: Rather light in body. Very creamy and soft with a nice smoothness, but it lacks a little something and ultimately comes across as watery. Soft carbonation seems to knock itself out rather quickly.
O: The nose promised greater things. It falls a little flat, especially on the finish. Needs a little more body too.
12-28-2013 18:28:52 | More by ryan1788a5
Kelpie Seaweed Ale from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.