Divine Retribution - DuClaw Brewing Company
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2.21/5 rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
DuClaw event at Als. Draft offering served in a snifter. The brew appears black in color with some big bubble composition that fades fast to thin tan head. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass with a thin penline of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
The aroma has a touch of roasted character before turning all solvent with alcohol that is almost perfume-like with aerosol. Trying to sort through the bad qualities of this brew shows a trace amount of dark fruit like raisons.
The flavor is reminescent of nail polish remover and burnt/solvent alcohol like paint thinner. It is minorly roasty with burnt stale coffee and a hint of raisons. Overall it seems off.
This is a medium to full bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is quite rough going down. I really hope this is just a new blended batch and not indicative of what the bottles are like. I dont understand how this beer/blend is this terrible considering how much I like Colossus and Retribution on their own. Its almost like the worst barrels from Retribution aging were set aside and Colossus was used to try and hide the faults of the aging gone bad. Just my opinion but this is pretty terrible.
Serving type: on-tap
10-29-2013 13:17:14 | More by stakem
3.99/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
22 oz bottle, 52 of 168, poured into a snifter
A- Black with a small one tan head.
S- Sweet and boozy, bourbon, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla.
T- Sweet, sweet, sweet, candied sugar, dark fruits, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol, but not overly boozy for being 15.5% ABV. The more I drink this the more I enjoy it.
M- Full body, syrupy, booze are not too harsh.
O- Reading others reviews I think that this is starting to mellow, still a little hot and crazy sweet. I like this a little more than the first batch of Retribution. Down fall of this beer is how sweet it is, but it had mellowed enough by now that I feel I can drink a 22 oz bottle by myself. Wish I had another bottle to age longer because it seem like it could be getting better....
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2013 00:46:37 | More by larryi86
Divine Retribution from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.