Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by EStreet20:
4.5/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bomber, with my 16oz snifter.
A - A very nice red color, with a little haze. Off white head that forms up to a good size. Nice lacing down the sides of the snifter glass as I sip.
S - Very nice on the nose. The dark caramel malt sweetness blends with some nice American hops.
T - Very nice tasting brew. The hops are definitely huge, with that Chinook flavor AB has used to perfection. The malt sweetness is bigger than AB, but a little more restrained than AB. The oaked AB here actually serves to balance the flavor. I don't know if the blend was even here between the three, but I like the oaked AB's contribution. No overpowering oak flavor but a nice smoothness lends itself to the otehr, more agressive flavors.
M - Very nice, very smooth.
D- A very interesting brew. Combines the aggressive elements of all of Stone's "AB" brews, but stays very smooth and has no real alcohol flavor.
Notes: I love Stone, and I love AB, Oaked AB and Double Bastard. That said I have to admit I went into this one wondering how Stone could put them together, and almost expecting a failure. Well, I was dead wrong!!! This is an excellent strong ale, easy to drink, but still brings the aggressive elements I love about the blended beers. Highly recommended. A home run for Stone.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2010 03:00:22 | More by EStreet20
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - The beer was a dark copper color with a fluffy off-white head crowning the snifter. Lacing followed the sides of the glass.
Smell - The malts dominated the smell with notes of fresh bread and banana hovering in the background.
Taste - On the initiate taste, the bitterness of chocolate and alcohol strikes me. Caramel makes a brief appearance. Oaky notes and vanilla float in toward the back, leaving a dry woody impression.
Mouthfeel -Carbonation is modest with few warming qualities despite the ABV. Clearly the alcohol is well masked.
Overall - I aged this one for quite a while and must state that I am not sure the waiting was worth it.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2014 23:57:45 | More by JohnnyHopps
Lukcy Basartd Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,375 ratings.