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Strong Ale Festival 15th Anniversary Blend - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Strong Ale Festival 15th Anniversary Blend
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BA SCORE
87
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 12-06-2011)
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3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think this is the right place for this. Enjoyed at Monk's Cafe Beers of the Cellar event from a bottle. Clear ruby pour with a small white head. Mellowed malt and booze take over the aroma. Molasses and vanilla blend together. It's a bit too much for me at this point. The taste is very mellowed, but too sweet. Cloyingly so, the malts, caramel, and molasses just destroy anything I have left. The sweet booziness makes this not all that drinkable, thick on the plate with no carbonation. Not a huge fan.

russwbeck, Apr 11, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Brien's. Tall taster glass (10oz).

A: Dark black, a finger of medium brown, sticky head. Good retention, lasting for the entire pour.

S: Melange of red fruit and wine barrel characteristics (oak and toasted coconut, cinnamon), some dark chocolate malt, maybe a soupcon of smoke.

T: Fruit, red wine, oak, chocolate malt. A short, acidic punch at the end of the sip adds nice effect. A little alcohol bite at the end as well.

M: Very light carbonation, fullish body. A little viscous/oily and with creamy chocolate texture. Perhaps a tad more carbonation would serve well.

O: Seems like a mix between a stout and an old ale, each contributing its best characteristics to the blend. This avoids the overly sweet or fruitiness of some old ales. A really nice sipper.

pmarlowe, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

pperez38, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/02/2011

On tap at Strong Ale 2011.

A: Very dark brown with some transparency near the edges of the glass. The head is an inch of beige foam.

S: Earthy hop notes blend with a light cardboard oxidation presence. Caramel meets brown sugar and oak. Bourbon is evident, as is vanilla.

T: Bitter and earthy up front with a lot of caramel and oak. There's some roasted malt and a lot of booze. Bourbon is well integrated. The cardboard oxidation is not detrimental but it's worth noting. Chocolate is light.

M: Upper medium body with matching carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky with evident alcohol warming.

Overall: A nice blend for the 15th anniversary of Strong Ale.

HopHead84, Dec 06, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Strong Ale 2011

Pours a murky amber color with a fairly big tan head. Caramel, toffee, and chocolate are all present on the nose. There is a touch of old hop character as well as some notes of vanilla and oak. A decent fruitiness on the palate. Some oak and mild vanilla to go with the malt notes of chocolate, toffee, and caramel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

womencantsail, Dec 06, 2011
Strong Ale Festival 15th Anniversary Blend from Pizza Port Solana Beach
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.