Diamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery
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3.78/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a review for the bourbon version of the Industrial Ho-Ho I came across via handbottle. It's been a tough week and just can't find the drive to enter it in as a new beer entirely.
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brownish-red body with a thin white head.
Smell: Dark, chocolatey maltiness with an underlying fruitiness. The bourbon characteristics are fairly restrained, yielding only slight notes of vanilla and scorched wood.
Taste: Sweet dark chocolate and some roasted grains that dries out rather quickly. Very, very light hints of vanilla, brown sugar, and wood. Mild bitterness along the way. Dark caramel picks up midway. Flash of dark fruits. Warm, chocolatey finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation. Warming alcohol presence.
Drinkability: A fine bourbony (though light) winter release.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2008 19:14:30 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.98/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance This poured a very dark brown out of the growler with little head. Kim said that it came out of the tap kind of flat with no head, too.
Smell This has the classic WW aroma of toasted and roasted malts, deep spicing, and mild burnt notes.
Taste This beer actually has some nice complexity at the taste. The toasty flavor is overpowered by the strong roasty, almost burnt character. The malts are very dark, almost like a Schwartzbier, and theres even a bit of yeast in the foreground. The spices are dark and dirty.
Mouthfeel This is medium-bodied and dry like a piece of burnt toast. Theres very little carbonation to this one, although its not the type of beer that screams for good carbonation in the first place.
Drinkability I wouldnt call this a session ale, but if you like your beer dry, dark, and burnt youll love this one.
Comments Thanks to my good buddy skyhand for dragging me back a growler of this from Diamond Not.
Serving type: growler
01-10-2006 03:27:06 | More by RoyalT
Diamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.