XS Old Crustacean - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
4.2/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My first find of Old Crustacean, sampled from an XS 7 oz. bottle into my hand blown absinthe glass.
A: Pours an opaque crimson brown body with a 1" head. Fast evaporating off-white head reduces to a halo of foam in sixty seconds. Lacing is light but clingy.
S: Smells of juicyfruit bubblegum and alcohol funk.
T: Same banana/pineapple/bubblegum notes on the front with a bitter hops bite in the middle. Bitters linger on the pallete with a wet finish.
M: Full bodied but crisp. Bitters linger and prevent rapid drinking. Considering the ABV, probably a good thing.
D: A sure sipper. This beer would stand up well to heavy italian, beef, duck and pork dishes. The heavier the better, bring it on!
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2011 01:06:25 | More by Aiptasia
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4.03/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a tulip at Stoddard's in Boston.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark crimson mahogany color with no clarity or vision of bubbles. Nice frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: caramel, toffee, raisins, fruity, grassy spicy hops, and cherry.
Taste: Same ad above. Based on the smell, I figured it wouldn't be that sweet. Hoppy bitterness in the end.
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, full bodied, sipper, low carbonation, and a little booze.
Overall: Pretty nice barleywine. Could use a bit more sweetness, but I'm happy.
Serving type: on-tap
02-28-2014 00:14:17 | More by Flounder57
XS Old Crustacean from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,049 ratings.