XS Old Crustacean - Rogue Ales
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5/5 rDev +24.7%
Opened a cellared 2008 ceramic bottle. 5 years on the shelf has done tremendous good to this already spectacular ale. Much of the stickiness is gone, replaced by a mildly sweet maltiness with light caramel tones. It warns you on the nose to take it easy, without the stringent alcohol note. The body is perfect: brand new there was a syrup-ey feel which is now gone. it surprisingly finishes with a long-drawn bitterness which was non-existent in a new bottle.
Gentlemen, your 99 is an understatement. Rogue has set the bar very high for a cellar-able ale.
07-17-2013 01:00:43 | More by MacCherry
XS Old Crustacean from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,133 ratings.