Our Finest Regards - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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Reviews by sommersb:
4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Tasted On: 01-13-2012
Freshness: Bottled 11-2011
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle
Purchased: Received in a trade
Appearance: Pours a chestnut colored reddish brown, semi-clear. The head is tan with large bubbles, maybe a finger high which fades quickly, but leaves nice fingers of lacing during the session.
Smell: Rich, malty sweet aroma, with complex notes of molasses, ripe fruits like plum and raisin, brown sugar and spices. I also get some alcohol in the nose.
Taste: A nice malt bomb here, with caramels, plus nutty and spicy flavors. A good amount of alcohol is evident, with a whiskey-like quality. Also taste some woody/oak flavors, maybe from the earthy hops. A strong and flavorful taste.
Mouthfeel: Luxurious and full bodied, with a high amount of carbonation. The finish is somewhat sweet but not overly so, with a spicy/peppery aftertaste. Due to the alcohol warming, its a nice sipping beer.
Overall: My first Pretty Things Beer and my first English barleywine. Have to say I really enjoyed this ale!
Thanks to DrewShal9 for this one!
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2012 02:55:04 | More by sommersb
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served in a snifter glass.
Appearance: Purely transparent dark brown, medium head that comes off slightly light meaning that it dissolves just after one sip that an original rise of about a finger's length. Oh by the way it's off-white.
Smell: Has a sweet scent, almost like a toffee scent.
Taste: Sweet light coffee feel, not bitter really more bean type of taste with a twist of toffee that feels a bit sweet. Cafe con leche anyone?
Mouth: Medium bodied brew, it is sticky but not overwhelming like I would prefer it to be. I have been spoiled with other English barleywines and this one just comes up a notch or two above average.
Overall: Worth trying at least once but not something I would go hunting for. There's a lot better out there but you would need to really hunt. If this one comes along before hand grab it. It won't disappoint but I am not going to over-hype something to just let you down.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2014 03:10:20 | More by BlurryVisi0n
Our Finest Regards from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.