The Scarab - Big Boss Brewing

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The Scarab
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: n/a
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Big Boss Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: buschbeer on 05-09-2014)
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2.84/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dark brownish color and a hazy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Average lacing.

S: A slightly fruity, acidic smell - something vinous - along with other types of fruit.

T: The vinous quality of the aroma is found in the flavor and it's quite acidic. There's a little dark fruit and yeast, but little else. This flavor is a bit thin and combined with the grapes, it's just a little flat.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is something of a disappointing beer. It's not quite fully formed or all that interesting. Not the worst BDA, but there are certainly better examples of it.

Photo of Jeeb
3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Mike_Bowling
3/5  rDev n/a

Photo of GTB
4.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of buschbeer
3.8/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

A - It is a burnt orange color bordering on copper. It is topped with an inch of large bubbled tan head that doesn't stick around long.

S - The wine characteristics of the Cabernet Sauvignon come through in the smell. It has a slight tart smell to it.

T - This amber ale soaked up a lot of flavor from the Cab Sauv barrels. It is acidic with some grape peel taste and a slight tartness. It has a dry finish.

M - Medium

O - This is an interesting beer. I have not had the opportunity to try many wine barrel aged beers. This is a good start. I like it.

The Scarab from Big Boss Brewing
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.