Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DaveAnderson:
3.83/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Standard pour into my favorite goblet produces a 1" head that reminds me of a vanilla milkshake. And it just sits there, taking several minutes to recede. When it does, it leaves behind the thickest, most persistent lacing I have encountered. The beer itself falls somewhere between amber and orange. This is a pretty glass.
How does it smell? Well, it's a bit of a malt bomb, which I did not expect, for some reason. Tropical fruits dominate the hop profile. There's something vegetal in there, too.
My nose did not lie. This is one malty beer. There is a significant finishing bitterness, but the malts and sweetness cut across the hops completely. In a blind tasting, I would have called this a barleywine. It even has the creaminess to match the head.
This is one bitter beer. The kick at the end is hard to ignore. It looks great, smells and tastes pretty good. But the finishing bitterness just feels like piling on. It's a disappointment.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2012 06:33:36 | More by DaveAnderson
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4.01/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Enjoy by January 13.
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a frothy khaki head that lingers.
Pine, resin, and grapefruit are supported by sweet burnt sugar and toasted bread in the aroma. Pine dominates. Dark fruit notes of prunes and fig add intrigue.
Flavor begins with burnt breadcrust and deeply caramelized sugar, with underlying grapefruit pith, herbal tea, and pine, finishing fairly dry and bitter. Oak and resin linger in the aftertaste.
Body is a little full, with low carbonation and moderate alcohol warmth.
Interesting combination of flavors, thought the burnt character dominates and is slightly unpleasant.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:05:05 | More by barczar
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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