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Menagerie #3 Redux - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is different from Menagerie #3. Please make sure your review is for the correct beer.

(Beer added by: Imstillthegman on 10-13-2011)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber with no freshness date though I think this bottle will probably age pretty well.

LOOK: Dark reddish brass, thick off-white head

SMELL: Faint barrel juice, oak, mild vanilla, caramel, toasted bread, figs, yeast, vegtal, herbal, alcohol

TASTE: Boozy, creamy, caramel, pulling oak, ripe plums, vanilla, peppery alcohol, fusel, rose water, mild charcoal, chicory, mineral, hay, semi-dry finish

Not only does the 9.4% tell you its there, the barrel character kicks some fusel to the palate. Thankfully not to the point of no return, perhaps this could have benefitted to a bit more age in the bottle though you never know if that alcohol will mellow in time before the beer peaks. Tasty from the first to the last sip.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 01:49:55 | More by Jason
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-26-2014 20:13:35 | More by DrBier
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-28-2013 22:57:47 | More by wiltznucs
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-22-2013 20:03:20 | More by BillRoth
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-10-2013 22:30:59 | More by DonFrap
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-14-2013 18:44:54 | More by DeutschesBier
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ipas-for-life

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-12-2013 16:19:03 | More by ipas-for-life
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-04-2013 02:18:53 | More by BrownAleMale
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Auror

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-03-2013 17:44:08 | More by Auror
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-26-2013 14:03:53 | More by jaasen64
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a scattered sheet of surface foam.

S- Signature scotch ale aroma with sweet, lightly roasted malt and a bit of alcohol fume. Also a bit of stale dark bread.

T- The flavor is balanced at first, but then the sweet malt creeps in along with a flash of booze and things are very intense from there. A bit of whiskey plus little notes of dark fruit and dark bread. Pretty complex and mostly drinkable, but in the end it's a sipper. Chocolate aftertaste.

M- A bit dry but also syrupy. Medium-low carbonation and a hefty body.

O- Though I'm not generally a fan of this style, I like the sweetness of this one. Also, the fact that it's an imperial scotch ale while also being drinkable strikes my fancy.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 04:16:27 | More by Immortale25
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imperialking

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16%

03-05-2013 19:17:55 | More by imperialking
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-28-2013 16:27:32 | More by AngusOg
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FosterJM

California

2.68/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1642nd Review on BA
Bottle to snifter
22oz

Thanks to Mdaschaf

App- Dark brown, coca-cola pour. A nice tall 1-1/2 finger head that was tight compacted bubbles and a light tan. A bit overcarbed with the amount of sheen on it. A bit of a lighter center as well.

Smell- Nothing like I expected. Thin, whizpy booze and some odd malt flavors. I will be the 1st to call infection. No bourbon, no sweetness of the scotch ale.

Taste- Well I really had high hopes for this one. This was very infected and not sure with what. All flavor was lost and way to prickly. A flat over carbed sugary soda really. A bit of a malty flavor. About it. Lost all bourbon and oak and vanilla.

Mouth- Light body and high carbed.

Drink- Sadly infected.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 21:57:41 | More by FosterJM
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-06-2012 04:55:32 | More by duceswild
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oline73

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter. This was opened at the August Baltimore BA tasting.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Sweet grain with some dark fruit, cherry notes, and some banana that I assume is from the yeast. Lots of caramel from the malt.

Taste: Sweet malt with some grain. Fruity notes are there, mainly cherry and raisins. The banana is there, but not as much as in the smell. Some alcohol heat in the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is just on the syrupy side with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really sweet beer, but that was to be expected. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 01:24:30 | More by oline73
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jsanford

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to THE CPJ!

Pours a burnished dark amber with an off-white haze and slight bubbly ring. Deep aromas of butterscotch, caramel, molasses, sweet malt, Bourbon, and brown sugar. Sweet, buttery, and a bit boozy, but quite nice. Taste is similar to the nose, more sweet malt, Bourbon, caramel, and toffee. Little bit of oxidation, and there's a slightly musty vegetal thing going on that I'm not digging much, but it's still an enjoyable brew. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly sticky, with a medium-full body and decent carbonation. Overall a pretty nice barrel-aged Scotch Ale, but it's no Backwoods Bastard.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 00:53:48 | More by jsanford
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a brown ice tea color with a modest head that splashes a bit of lacing around

Smell: Caramel, brown bread, toasted nuts, vanilla and a bit of Bourbon

Taste: Caramel, brown sugar and toasted brown bread, up front, with the nuts, vanilla and Bourbon flavors developing by mid-palate; caramel and earthy flavors dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I would be hard-pressed to identify this as a Wee Heavy in a blindfolded tasting as it tastes a bit more like an English Barleywine with just a touch of barrel aging; no peat, not much Bourbon (not necessarily a bad thing); nicely drinkable but it lacks complexity

Thanks, mdaschaf, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 23:03:43 | More by brentk56
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gkunkle

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this into a Libbey tulip glass. The body is brown, but is has sort of a yellowish hue to it. The head is thin, it reduces to a thick ring with an thin film island in the glass. The smell is of dark fruit, raisins or figs. I also detect some oak and vanilla. The taste comes in with a dark fruit note and then I get some of the oak and caramel. The caramel is most pronounces as the beer crests the to hue and the carbonation gives a slight tickle. During the middle of the taste I also get a touch of spiciness. It is blended into the taste well as adds a lot to the overall character. The finish is sweet like raisin/fig but also gives a slight alcohol burn. The ABV in this is a little high for my preferences and is not hidden well.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 19:52:04 | More by gkunkle
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KevinTK


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.2%

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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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furthurgone

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-08-2012 02:45:10 | More by furthurgone
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Menagerie #3 Redux from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.