Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell - Cigar City Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Peg's snifter glass.
A: Very dark brown, nearly opaque. One finger of brown head on top of more carbonation than most barrel-aged pours.
S: Bourbon hit up front - almost smells more like scotch. Bit sweet malts, unsweet chocolate, sweet woodiness. Maybe a little bit metallic, and it toes the line of smelling overly boozy.
T: Bourbon hit up front, then some cacao and coffee-roasted bitter malts. There just doesn't seem to be a lot else going on here other than the bourbon and nice maltiness.
M: Mouthfeel and body seem to be in line with the base beer. The impression I get is that it's a little thin, but I think I'm expecting Imperial Stout body, or at least big porter, with the flavors involved. Lower carbonation than I expected from the appearance. Alcohol presence is actually fairly restrained given the bourbon barrel treatment.
O: This is good, but it's not blowing me our of the water. Even though the degree of barrel-aging seems nicely restrained, I don't think the base beer is big enough to stand up to it. I will be curious what several months of again will do to this.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2013 23:40:44 | More by macrosmatic
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Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell from Cigar City Brewing
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