XS Old Crustacean - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by ShogoKawada:
4.3/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
7oz into New Belgium glass. Raiding the cellar. just shy of 2 years old at this point.
A- Nice copper, head is 1cm tall, sandy tan, settles out and sticks nicely to the glass.
S- Hops are still pretty strong.. Nice malt sweetness to counter.
T- Wow, bitter. Hops are still abrasive. Lovely fruity malt undertones, hope are strong but subside and let the malt come through. Still very bitter, though.
M- mellowed out a bit, bit still not tame by any sort of a stretch.
O- Fantastic, but I think the best is yet to come. Glad I still have a bottle in the cellar.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2011 03:44:15 | More by ShogoKawada
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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.