Saint Botolph's Town - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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Reviews by vrazionale:
4.28/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
22 fl. oz. bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. Bottle reads "April 2009 - Batch Two."
A - Pours a very dark brown body with a full light brown-colored head.
S - Caramel, roasted nuts, dark chocolate, the faintest hint of coffee, molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon. Very nice balance between the sweetness and roastiness of the malts.
T - Again, I'm struck by how well-balanced this brew is. The roasted malt flavors come out here in full force: chocolate, caramel, molasses, dark spices, a touch of dark fruit. The finish is sweet but not cloying.
M - The carbonation doesn't make itself known here, but that's probably for the best. This brew feels a little too light-bodied for me - which is surprising, considering the dark roasty flavors going on here.
D - A very well-crafted brown ale. Nice balance, with no one element coming to the fore and overshadowing the others. I would love this brew with BBQ - beef brisket or spicy pulled lamb with this brew would make you very happy.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2009 01:16:09 | More by vrazionale
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
1 PT. 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in an imperial nonic pint glass
A - This beer pours dark brown with ruby highlights when held to the light. A semi aggressive pours yields about three inches of tan head.
S - I smell some cocoa, along with earthy, nutty aromas.
T - The taste has those earthy, nutty flavors that make English browns great. With hints of cocoa it is a nice representation of the flavors of this style.
M - Medium towards full.
O - I like the comforting earthy qualities of this beer. While I find it a good example of the style, I still think I would pick a Sam Smith's Nut Brown over this. But, this will definitely slake my thirst of the style.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 01:00:53 | More by buschbeer
Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.