XS Old Crustacean - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by jtfest:
4/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottled in 2002, this brew poured a dark root beer color. Opaque murky in the glass. Quite a bit of sediment in the bottle and a very small off-white, tannish head. BIG malt aroma with hints of caramel and wet forest. The mouthfeel is thick and slightly tingly, with a smooth syrupy coating. Wonderful taste with a muted sweetness and suggestions of sarsaparilla and coffee -- somewhat disappointingly ending in a rather bitter aftertaste, but not so much as to reverse the enjoyment. Pretty drinkable for the style, but you probably wouldn't be pounding these back.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2004 03:45:00 | More by jtfest
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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.