Lukcy Basartd Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by javincik:
3.85/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22 oz brown bottle. Poured into a snifter
A-Pours a deep reddish brown with a very tight tan head that is quite persistent in hanging around. Nice cling and lacing as it recedes to a collar and a few islands of foam.
S-Tons of citrus and piney hops predominate. Some orange rind and grassy notes also. Underlying caramel and biscuit come thru, although the hops are the real star here. Maybe a hint of some darker fruits.
T-Initially quite sweet, but this quickly gives way to a cascade of flavors. Citrus and pine flavors wash through, followed by a wave of grassiness and darker fruits, bread and biscuit, caramel, and finally a tongue blistering bitterness. Surprisingly complex. A hint of alcohol burn in the finish.
M-Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Sticky.
D-For a brew of this strength, it's pretty easy to put down. Certainly a palette shredder. Towards the end of the bomber, my tongue felt like it was scorched. Nevertheless, there is only a faint hint of alcohol burn, and it certainly isn't cloying. It is a little more difficult to drink as it warms. I would keep this one between 40-50 degrees F.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2010 20:11:52 | More by javincik
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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 1,375 ratings.