Retribution - DuClaw Brewing Company
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Ratings: 284 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
4.65/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
(From the label)
Date in barrel: 03/19/2013
Date out of barrel: 09/25/2013
A: Dark black body with a pretty dark brown cocoa looking head. The head stands for a good amount of time but it took some aggressive pouring to get started. Some lacing.
S: Very strong bourbon scent. If I were blindfolded I would think this was just a glass of bourbon. I get the oak as well. It smells good. It's nothing but bourbon but that one element is strong.
T: Very strong bourbon, oak, and rich coffee. There are two elements that make this beer perfect. The first is the richness of flavor. It is right there, full of flavor. It's not watered down or muddy, it is bold. The second is that the flavors work well together without stepping on each others toes. The bourbon flavor is big, but the coffee stands up to it, without being too bitter or harsh. No "standard" alcohol flavors (11.5% ABV) so the only alcohol I pick up is from the bourbon. Very well at hiding the bourbon.
M: Perfect mouthfeel. Full, smooth, thick but not syrupy, very alive on the palate, and just rich feeling.
O: Overall I loved this beer. It's a freaking amazing beer. I will be looking forward to buying this one again. I highly recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2014 19:41:46 | More by teromous
Retribution from DuClaw Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.