Double Pig's Ear Double Down Brown Ale - Woodstock Inn Brewery
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Reviews by puboflyons:
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
From the 650 ml. bottle. with a Jan 2015 expiration date. Sampled on February 11, 2014.
Handsome looking chestnut-mahogany brown pour with a modest lingering off-white head. Quite opaque.
The aroma is alive with caramel and sweet malts with a more muted nuttiness and a touch of dark fruit or raisin floating around the background. No booze for 8.4%.
The body is medium to bold and very creamy and smooth.
The aromas really tickle the senses even as I am drinking it but the flavor is beautifully balanced with sweet malts, nuttiness, and a low to modest bitterness. 25 IBU's according to the label. A one-off brew that could be back depending on how well it sells. This is a nicely done Imperial Brown.
02-12-2014 01:28:22 | More by puboflyons
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev 0%
A- Black like an imperial stout, but with ruby red tints around the edges of the glass. Has a similar head to an imperial stout as well. Small lacing around the rim of the glass with fine streaks of bubbles in the middle of the glass. Looks like a dark, imperial ale. Does have decent lacing and legs from the alcohol.
S- Typical brown ale grainy, malty scent. Has a big caramel malt sweetness. Espresso type notes are present. Faint chocolate as well.
T- Big bite of the 8.4% upfront, but it doesn't burn. Caramel malt type sweetness. Roasted espresso. Hops slightly come out, but not really bitter. Earthy/floral type hop. But it's overall light in it's hopy/bitter flavor.
*When it warms, it's got more of a typical brown ale taste to it. The hops are slightly more present. Alcohol and the sweetness create more of the bitterness here than the hops do. It's just another layer of bitterness you get that the hops don't provide.
M- Good mouthfeel overall for this kind of beer. Not harsh at all. Medium towards full bodied. It's somewhat of a sweet, sticky beer. Finish is slightly sour before it turns dry.
Overall the numbers average this out well over 3.5. And I think this beer deserves the rating. It's quite nice. It's a beer I'd recommend to someone new to higher alcohol beers that's never had one before or someone that's new to imperial style ales in general. I still like the regular Pig's Ear Brown better, but this beer here is quite good!
03-11-2014 01:22:22 | More by ThomasMetal75
3.09/5 rDev -18.9%
Bottle from the Beer Store,
Pours a solid dark brown with garnet highlights at the edges and a huge bubbly and creamy beige head that persists forever. Aromas of brown sugar and caramel, with an earthy tobacco edge to it. Light dark fruit, mineral and sulfur round out the nose. The flavor is rich caramel and brown sugar with a hint too much butterscotch. Earthy and mineral water round out the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. I enjoy the regular version a lot more than this one. Tick.
02-17-2014 00:25:58 | More by johnnnniee
3.69/5 rDev -3.1%
Had to buy this since Pig's Ear is my favorite Brown Ale. This is apparently a higher octane version.
Best by Jan. 2015, my guess is bottled Jan. 2014 and so about three months old.
Poured from the 22 oz., bomber into an Innis & Gunn flute.
a: Brown to black which turns to a nearly clear ruby when held to light. Inch and a half tall beige head receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.
s: Hardly any.
t: Seems not as caramel malty as the regular Pig's Ear, more hoppy and slightly dark fruity.
m: Light to moderate. Hints of wateriness.
o; Decent high powered brown which does a good job covering the 8.4% ABV. I prefer the regular PE. though.
05-03-2014 03:19:29 | More by scotorum
Double Pig's Ear Double Down Brown Ale from Woodstock Inn Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.