Arctic Alchemy - Bethlehem Brew Works
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3.78/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours a dark burgundy mahogany color with a minimal head and lacing which dies down within minutes to leave nothing at all.
S - Dark fruit, raisons, molasses, slightly bready, and booze.
T - Sweet dark roasted caramel and toffee, some oak, slightly medicinal and with a significant alcohol presence.
M - Thick, full bodied, and slippery viscous.
O - Alot of alcohol from start to finish with warming in the back of the throat on the way down, not a shy beer by any means. For grins, would be interesting if the ABV was dialed back and this gets aged in a bourbon barrel.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2013 02:32:33 | More by jzeilinger
3.61/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance is a muddy brown with a copper hue. There is a finger of head that dissipates quickly leaving only a faint trace of lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose is sweet like the scent of raw cane sugar. The taste is sweet as well - too sweet. The caramel notes are nice, but the whole offering is just too syrupy. The only thing that breaks up the syrupy sweetness is a hint of dryness from the hops on the finish.
This one is a sipper for sure and not because of the alcohol (which is fairly well hidden). The sweetness was just a wee bit too much to handle.
My sense is that age would do justice to this offering. I thought about purchasing a 25oz bomber, but the $20 price tag was just too much for me to justify on an experiment.
Serving type: on-tap
06-14-2013 03:52:37 | More by 57md
3.45/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
big thanks to stmgl01 for hooking me up wit a couple of bottles of this.
2010 expedition on the label
pours very deep brown with a thick looking 1 finger head
smell is very boozy...smells almost like rum raisin ice cream
taste starts off with a molasses like sweetness that finishes with a hazelnut like taste
mouthfeel is a pretty thick and carbonation is fairly high
overall a pretty good sipper. from what i understood this was just released, i think they brewed it in 2010 and left to age. they probably should have let it sit a while longer. i think in a few years this will be something wonderful. will open the next one 2015. thanks mike!
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2012 03:11:53 | More by joefuzz
Arctic Alchemy from Bethlehem Brew Works
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