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Rapscallion Creation - Rapscallion

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BA SCORE
89
very good

108 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rapscallion visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 11-03-2002)
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Photo of Brent
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Belgian style dark ale made me happy. What more can you ask for? Aroma was teasingly difficult to put an exact name to - dark plums and red grape juice with a hint of clove-like spice. Great vinious character, dark with fruit and still light and spicy-yeasty. This beer was a study in contradiction. The 9.5 abv was slyly hidden in the complexity of the flavors, even as the beer warmed the alcohol never announced itself.

Thanks to Cooper for the sample - I think. I can't get this at home, so now I know what a great beer I am missing out on. Oh well, "'tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all."

Brent, Dec 10, 2002
Photo of purplehops
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creation pours a clear deep plum red with a light tan head that dissipates by the end of your first sip. The aroma is fruity and yeasty while the head last and then it becomes over powered by the malt and alcohol. The taste is of alcohol and raisins and dried apricots with a note of spice. The finish is malty and warm with flavors of vanilla and plums. Creation feels warm and comforting in your mouth.
This is a nice product that provides good warmth and merriment on a cold winter day. I personally wish that the yeasty head would last a little longer so as to make a more complex blend of aromas and flavors. I also Iike the concept of the Brewtrak on the bottle but wish that you could read the number.

purplehops, Dec 07, 2002
Photo of aracauna
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not much head but the body is an interesting dark red (with an almost purplish tint) wine-like color. The vinuous character continues into the aroma mixed with worcestershire sauce. I was worried about an infection, but it wasn't sour (I didn't realize this was a belgian style). Instead, it was soft, a bit sweet and a little winey. A really odd beer.

aracauna, Dec 04, 2002
Photo of CharlesRiver
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, almost black with little to no head. First impression is Wow! Very complex with many different flavors coming through. Sweet plums, grapes, figs and a bit earthy in terms of flavor. A bit raw and still could use some aging. I am very surprised at how smooth this beer is. Warming, relaxing and perfect for an after dinner beer. Another top notch beer from Concord!

CharlesRiver, Nov 29, 2002
Photo of Murph
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I believe that the brewtrak # was 0069 or 0009, not too sure as it was rather smudged.

Pours a very dark ruby color with a nice big brown head due to a vigorous pour. The head (too) soon fades down to a lace over the top of the brew. Slight burning alcohol aroma is the first to hit the nose but is only there for a flash before the brew's complexity emerges. Some big dark fruit aromas with definite fig and plum and some slightly vinous qualities. Great big maltiness accompanies a nice big sip of this stuff. Nice chocolate flavors tail into a warming alcohol feeling. After the brew is down the gullet I find that there is a very nice lingering fruity quality to this brew. Nice dark plums, raisins and figs. Nicely medium bodied, a little light for the big flavors, and nicely warming. Excellent brew and definitely something that I will be purchasing when I head up to MA in a couple of months. The only thing I really would like to be different about this has nothing to do with the beer. The glass that comes with the brew would be well served by and etching on the bottom to help the head along. A very enjoyable experience over all.

Murph, Nov 25, 2002
Photo of jdhilt
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Moderate carbonation and head, a very dark ruby almost black color. Part of each batch is aged in oak barrels and makes for a very smooth, medium body, excellent tasting beer. Found in a 4-pak with a brandy snifter - $8. The high ABV could make this a keeper??? Not this time the 4-pak will be gone soon.

jdhilt, Nov 17, 2002
Photo of Bierman9
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From what I can tell, this looks like it's batch #0009, though the numbers are a bit smudged on the bottle. Poured an opaque, deep brown color, but with hardly any head to speak of, just a smidge around the perimeter of the goblet. Upon pouring my 2nd bottle, I've upgraded appearance to 4.0 due to a decent, tan, shortlived head, and some lacing making a cameo. Nose was fairly strong, with some dark fruit and a smidge of alcohol peeping through. Body was about medium, to me, and the lack of a strong carbonation gave it a fairly smooth ride on the tongue. I enjoyed the taste, though I didn't find it complex like some biers in the style. It showed some fruity flavors and perhaps a bit of woodiness. The fruit flavors lean more into the dark fruit range, as opposed to lighter, tart stuff. I can also feel a distinct warming in the belly from the alcohol. All in all, I like it; my preferred Rapscallion offering to date. Zum Wohl!!

overall: 4.05
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4

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Bierman9, Nov 17, 2002
Photo of MaineBeerMan
4.95/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one serious beer! Dark red-brown in color with a bit of yeast cloudiness and a thin light brown head.
The aroma of this beer is huge, sweet malts and dark fruit dominate the smell, with a bit of a musty smell and some alcohol in the background.
Very tasty, hits the tongue sweet and fruity with hints of dark chocolate, plums and raisins. Incredibly smooth for such a full bodied beer. Very drinkable, but with the high alcohol content you probably won't be drinking too many at once.
Thanks to Longstaff for supplying me with this incredible beer.

MaineBeerMan, Nov 03, 2002
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