Once Upon A Time 1901 KK - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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3.48/5 rDev -10.1%
The "k" represents a "kept" beer & glad I did just that. The appearance is a beauty, w/ a frothy beige head & deep brown hue. Smells of chocolate nougat & overripe plums. True to the label description; it's a hoppy black ale. The blending of the dark malt w/ the English hops is the key to this beer. Really digging the aftertaste. Roasted bitter chocolate sweetness on the end....the best part, because it makes you come back for more. Love this series of historical recreations.
06-13-2013 05:49:24 | More by July2Nov
3.23/5 rDev -16.5%
Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, vibrant, slightly hazed, amber-brown coloring with a frothy, foamy, off-white head that starts around an inch, but quickly settles into a filmy coating. Aromas of rich toffee sweetness on a biscuit backbone, with hints of roast and old world fruit sweetness. Some raisin and fig on the nose in highlights. Flavors are roasty, also, with date, raisin, plum, and fig blending on the forward tongue. Boozy and earthy backbone, with a tangy, bitter hops presence at the end of the palate. The end of the beer becomes a bit unbalanced, leading to a bitter and astringent aftertaste, with a very dry finish. Started off promising, but this one started to spiral towards the end.
05-24-2013 22:34:15 | More by GarthDanielson
3.63/5 rDev -6.2%
From 02/09/13 notes. Had this on tap at Bukowskis in Boston, MA.
a - Pours a mahogany brown color with one finger of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of coffee, bitter chocolate, alcohol, caramel malts, some dark fruits, burnt malts.
t - Tastes of coffee, alcohol, bitter chocolate, caramel malts, toasted malts, roasted malts, molasses, dark fruits, burnt malts. More alcohol than the nose; a slight step down.
m - Medium to full body and moderate carbonation. Little bit of alcohol to it.
o - Overall a decent strong ale; I know it is a different style of beer but I preferred the 1855 porter to this one. Alcohol is more prominent here, though some nice coffee and caramel to it. Would try it again but given the choice, would go with their 1855.
02-12-2013 17:49:54 | More by mdfb79
4.06/5 rDev +4.9%
This is interesting stuff.
A: Deep brown with shades of dark red when held up to light. Fizzy, foamy, light brown head that builds and fades pretty quickly leaving behind great lace but little retention.
S: Burnt/smoked/roasted malt with hints of hops, raisins, and molasses/caramelized sugar.
T: Malt character is strong and unique. Fairly hoppy up front with plenty of smoked and roasted malt in the finish that is enjoyable and lingers.
M: Pretty light body for the style and ABV. The flavors are strong and well developed and the alcohol complements everything. Smooth and creamy. And roasty and smokey.
O: An enjoyable drinking experience and it shows yet again that "back in the day" they were drinking much better beer than expected. While drinking this, I picture people slamming pints or metal mugs together drinking this in the dreary London pubs in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
02-03-2013 03:40:23 | More by Gatch
3.86/5 rDev -0.3%
from notes at the armsby abbey
the aroma was herbal and piney with hints of chocolate
deep dark brown color with a thick head that sustained throughout the glass.
the taste was a mild roast with chocolate with a bite of alcohol and finishes with a piney and herbal bitterness that stays with you but beckons for another sip. this beer was very good
01-19-2013 12:42:50 | More by MRsojourner
Once Upon A Time 1901 KK from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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