Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cjoc83:
3.88/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy amber/brown with about a finger of off-white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing.
Nose is sweet caramel malts, pine and citrus hops. Was expecting a bit more complexity here.
Taste closely resembles the smell. The sweet malts are the first thing I taste, then some piney-citrusy hops in the middle, then back to the sweet malt on the back of the tongue before finishing with a nice, resiny hop presence that coats the tongue and leaves a mild hop after-taste. I was hoping for more oak flavor, and while there is a hint of it, it's very faint.
A medium-bodied ale with decent carbonation, not too much or too little. Very smooth and a bit creamy, so drinkability is good.
Overall, a very solid beer, but I have to say, I was expecting a bit more complexity for a beer that seems to have garnered so much hype. The sweet, caramel malts seem to dominate this beer, and some more pronounced hop flavor would have been nice. The oak-aged notes were also hard to discern, which was disappointing. But a very good brew nonetheless, and at $11 for a bomber, it was pretty reasonably priced. Good but not anything out of this world.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2011 05:11:53 | More by cjoc83
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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 1,370 ratings.