Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle into The Bruery tulip.
Pours deep red, hints of brown, quite hazy, with one-finger khaki head on top that settles fairly quickly to a thin cap.Loads of nice spotty lacing, however.
Nose is really dank and piny. Grapefruit rind on top of resiny pine with almost no malt shining through whatsoever, a bit earthy and dense. Some citrus in there, though it's dulled a bit by the layer of dank hoppy goodness.
Taste has that signature resiny, rindy hop note, nice and dank and pungent. Firmly bitter, notes of grapefruit sitting underneath and brightening things up, leaving the palate tingly. Echos of caramel provide some sweetness, though a bit dulled by the thick, fuzzy layer of tingly pine and citrus. Finish is full of caramel goodness, slightly toasty, completely blanketed in piny hop bitterness. The Oaked component may provide a bit of smoothness to the malt component, but it's largely undetectable in and of itself.
Mouthfeel is full-bodied, dense, crisply carbonated, with a finish that's long, bitter, and sticky. Plays bigger than it is.
Alcohol is well hidden, but like all the Bastards, carries its bitterness like a battle standard. Nice beer for a glass or two.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2011 22:41:48 | More by JohnQVegas
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 1,367 ratings.