Snow Blind - Starr Hill Brewery
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3.71/5 rDev +4.2%
I am almost out of the Winter woods here at Chez Woody, but I still have a few from The Friendly Greek in bottle format that need to be reviewed before Spring can be sprung.
From the bottle: "The Gift of Great Beer [undersigned] Mark A Thompson Master Brewer".
A screw-top bottle made it easier for me to get started but I was startled when I got foam coming through the neck right afterwards. I quickly began the pour and I got some pseudo-cascading action as it generated some tawny head. Head retention was very low, however, and quickly turned into a skim of wisps atop the beer. Color was a dark-brown with ruby highlights (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was sugary malty sweet with an alcohol burn that tickled my nostrils. This may get me where I am going in one quick hurry! Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was of caramel, anise, malt husks and of course, a little bit of alcohol burn for good measure. Man, but this was super sweet as compared to the AIPAs that I usually drink and I began to sweat as a result. Finish was sweet, no two ways about it and the alcohol burn was literally breathtaking in the throat. Phew! One of these at a time, please. No wonder the monks could be held over all day after one. Bro. Woody has spoken.
06-25-2014 14:46:20 | More by woodychandler
3.38/5 rDev -5.1%
- dopplebock. pkg on 10/28/13. consumed 2/26/14.
A: Soapy thin capping overlays a brazilian cherry colored body. Short retention time, no legs on the vessel, with a moderate display of quick release carbonation.
S: Aroma was cola, rootbeer candy, with a hint of raisiny caramel sweetness.
T: Flavor was raisiny caramel, speciality grains, light chocolate, honey-munich toastedness, with some cola. A light woodsy-flowery hopping arrives late as well a light fade of dry alcohol.
M: Chewy raisiny-caramel body, decent carbonation factor.
O: Overall pretty decent flavor wise, nice finish, decent, and perhaps a few shades light of a good recommendation but nothing to get to finicky about.
03-05-2014 01:29:58 | More by beerthulhu
3.54/5 rDev -0.6%
A- a nice deep, clear brown. A dark tan head pours out as well, but it has no retention at all.
S- mild, with some earthy hops and some light toffee aromas
M- non-descript maltiness with some mild earthy hops.
M- a decent thickness to it and fairly crisp
O-not terrible, but not nearly as full-flavored as its German originators.
02-01-2014 21:19:38 | More by delta490
3.89/5 rDev +9.3%
A: Pours a nice clear dark ruby with a small light tan head that doesn't linger long.
S: Aroma of dark fruits, raisin with a definitive maltiness. There's a bit of a spicy, earthy component that comes through with a nice rich caramel and bread crust backbone.
T: Nice full malt flavor with dark fruits and caramel with a bit of chocolate in the background. There are pleasant earthy, bready tones with a pronounced sweetness, although not cloying. A light alcohol flavor is detectable but not overpowering A medium low carbonation is present.
M: There's a medium/ full body to this brew with a bit of a pleasant silky mouthfeel.
O: I like this doppelbock. It lacks the complexity of say... a Celebrator but it's a very nice beer. I would like to see it a hair bit dryer but I would buy this again.
01-30-2014 23:32:07 | More by slusk
Snow Blind from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.