Retribution - DuClaw Brewing Company
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Reviews by taylor714914:
2.81/5 rDev -31.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
After a train wreck of a beer in the pumpkin version, I was curious to see what the standard retribution was like. Well that was certainly a mistake. This stuff is horrible. As a huge BA stout fan, I was left scratching my head, wondering what went wrong. Booze and burnt malts followed with some rather sharp oak flavors dominated this beer. Nothing about it seemed rounded out or complimentary. Seemed more like a mediocre imperial stout that was barrel aged, hoping to improve it, only to disjoint it further and provide for some expensive drain pours. Thinking about the divine retribution, cacao and vanilla retribution? I’d think twice.
Serving type: on-tap
12-20-2013 14:01:30 | More by taylor714914
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4.3/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2013 release that spent six months in the barrel, bottled on 9/23/2013. Pitch black in color with a creamy, khaki-colored head. The sticky foam leaves sparse, tattered lacing. Cherry-vanilla infused cocoa dominates the aroma. There's little else going on, including fusel alcohol. It's a one-note aroma but it's very nice.
Flavor is plenty sweet initially, but then hop bitterness and/or roast astringency arrives and provides balance. Oaky cherry and vanilla flavors. Tinge of alcohol on the finish. Some harshness from the carbonation persists, but the mouthfeel softens over time.
Got this bottle as a birthday gift and was pleasantly surprised. This is a very well-done barrel-aged stout.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 17:34:46 | More by gr0g
Retribution from DuClaw Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.