Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This one pours a beer bottle brown with a medium size tan head. Retention and lacing are good; the big bubbles and patches of foam take a while to scarper off.
The nose is all malt; yet slight wood tones and ripe fruit seep their way in. Roasted chocolate tones and spice do a decent job of keeping things interesting.
50 IBU's seems high for the amount of bitterness I get, yet the finish is quite resinous and dry when I think about it. The alcohol announces itself much more in the taste, and accents the malt-heavy profile quite well. Ripe cherries and chalky yeast flavors do a good job of adding some spunk.
The medium body has a nice chewy quality. That, mixed with the dry chalky finish, makes for a good mouthfeel; perhaps the highlight of the beer for me.
If your looking for a malt-centric beer to cuddle up to while waiting for Santa, this may be a good stocking stuffer.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2012 05:21:58 | More by climax
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Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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