Big Operator - Big Boss Brewing
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Reviews by SIRIUS2:
3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served on tap in a Big Boss pint glass at Tyler's Tap Room in Apex, NC
Pours dark brown with a reddish tinge and plenty of off-white head. Very nice head retention, moderate lacing down the glass. Generally attractive.
Aromas are more subtle than expected after reading the description for the brew, but were very pleasant nonetheless. Some interesting hits of chocolate, light bit of coffee, and an earthy feature I couldn't quite put my finger on. The feature scent was in the raspberries, but it was a rather delicate and well entwined with the other aromas. Very cool.
Flavors remind me of a reasonably constructed stout with plenty of moderate chocolate and coffee notes. There are some other malty notes in there too... perhaps caramel or toffee. The raspberries are relegated to the finish as they didn't really bring much to the table in the way of flavors. Don't read this the wrong way - the berries were a nice addition but took a back seat to everything else going on in this brew.
Mouthfeel was interesting to me. There was a slight separation on the tongue that went almost watery. The berries? Not sure. It was slightly distracting to an otherwise very enjoyable brew.
Overall I enjoyed this pint but, to tell the truth, one was enough and I was ready to try something else. Give it a shot.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2010 13:43:32 | More by SIRIUS2
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3.85/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color with a bit of a head that disappears before the pour is finished; a bunch of dots are left behind
Smell: Baking chocolate with raspberry and tamarind undertones
Taste: The chocolate is more pronounced and delivers a punch, up front, with the raspberries adding a jammy aspect, in the middle; the finish is rather abrupt, though the flavors from the front end continue
Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation
Overall: Not much of a BSDA and much more of a Belgian Stout, I would amp up the roasted malt bill to eliminate the confusion
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2013 00:00:36 | More by brentk56
Big Operator from Big Boss Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.