XS Old Crustacean - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by swizzlenuts:
4.22/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
With a nice centimeter head and dark browon colour the beer looks beautiful; some of the malts stays in the beer too, and head retention is alright. Sugar, syrup, darks roasts, and a strong alcohol presence. The nose is huge.
Complexity of this beer is wonderful; it has some roasted malts, some sweetness, and a huge bitterness that adds to the roasted malts. Initially the a dark roasted flavour is almost overwhelming, then the bittering hops come kick your ass, followed by a nice sweatness. The beer is pretty thick and syrupy, just like it's supposed to be. A strong flavour and bitterness isn't really hurting the drinkability of the beer, but I could easily see it turning some people off.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2008 00:14:36 | More by swizzlenuts
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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.