Local Species - Blue Mountain Brewery
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Reviews by mhaugo:
3.76/5 rDev -0.3%
12.7 ounce bottle decanted into a tulip. 6.6% ABV.
Appearance: Mahogany brown with ruby highlights. Almost no head to speak of and a slight haze (3.5/5).
Aroma: Wood and booze. The beer was aged in charred American White Oak bourbon barrels, so that makes sense. These two smells are so dominate that little else is allowed to come through. Maybe a touch of piney hops, and a little bit of maple syrup, but I’m really hunting for them (3.75/5).
Taste: The oak comes through before anything else. This is followed up by a hint of Belgian yeast esters and a floral hop bitterness. As it warms the bourbon comes forward, and eventually overpowers everything else (3.75/5).
Mouthfeel: Medium body, light carbonation. Also a touch of astringency from the oak, a bit of warmth from the bourbon (4/5).
Overall: Overall I’m happy with the beer, but I would have liked to have seen just a little more beer and a little less bourbon. This same beer, with the booze dialed back about 25%, would be absolutely amazing. As it stands, the branches can’t support all the decorations (3.75/5).
11-30-2013 07:05:27 | More by mhaugo
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3.74/5 rDev -0.8%
On tap at Sticks and Stones.Poured into a stemmed glass a slight hazed deep auburn color with a fluffy white head that lasted for quite awhile.Carmael and dark fruit stood out most in the nose with mild phenols and vanilla detected as well.Somewaht sweet upfront with caramel and vanilla flavors with lighter than expected spiced phenols coming into play with a decent drying toasted oak flavors lingering in the finish.The barrel doesn't play a huge role in this either does the phenols,maybe a slightly tame version of the style,still not bad.
04-16-2014 14:22:32 | More by oberon
3.54/5 rDev -6.1%
A: A rather nice looking beer in general. Big fluffy head, reddish copper color, and mostly clear. Good retention and fun shifting lace.
S: Smell is surprisingly subtle. A lot of bright fruitiness, flowers, and spice over a pile of smooth caramel-bread malt. Orange and lemon peel with complimentary pepper an other spices.
T: Syrupy malt, grassy hops, fruit and spice. Interesting flavors. Not really any bourbon barrel but vanilla is apparent.
M: Dry and chalky yet wet and syrupy.
O: Interesting beer. It seems like an unplanned beer. That is a beer that came out differently than expected but you still like it. It pretty good but seems unrefined.
03-11-2013 00:09:21 | More by tastybeer
2.65/5 rDev -29.7%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Deep golden body and a white head. Good retention with a couple of chunks of foam remaining on the surface.
Smell - Oaky and very yeasty. A little bit of vanilla. Not really appealing.
Taste - Dominated by oak and vanilla. Weird flavor. Yeasty and not very hoppy. Sweet malty finish.
Mouthfeel - Quite carbonated. Sprizty until the end. Sugary aftertaste.
Overall - Not sure what to make of this. Strange flavors that don't seem to work together.
07-29-2013 01:36:56 | More by Alieniloquium
Local Species from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.