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Tasmanian Devil - Buffalo Bill's Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-30-2003)
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2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a ruddy, slightly murky amber with a creamy, clinging whitish head.

S: Not a lot of character on the nose-some relatively faint scents of toffee, heavy cream, brown sugar, and grassy, herbal hops are all I can detect.

T: Notes of caramel, treacle, brown sugar, horehound candy, toffee, heavy cream, honey roasted nuts, grassy hops, and peppery alcohol dominate the mouth. The finish is sticky and sweet with ludicrously pronounced brown sugar and toffee flavors underpinned by grassy, herbal hop and peppery alcohol notes.

M: Somewhat full in body, but still thinner than I normally prefer beers of this style to be. Very sticky in the mouth. Carbonation is inappropriately airy and crisp. Alcohol is punchy and pronounced.

O: Nothing comes together here. This is a beer that seems to be stuck between stations. It is not a DIPA, it is not a barleywine, and it is also not a typical strong ale. I do not really know what to make of this, but at least it is not entirely unpalatable.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm going to cut this ambitious ale some slack because it had an enjoy by date of 12/24 and today is 12/27 (and I bought it today at Saveon - I am a little disappointed that they sold this to me - just a little).

I opened this baby and poured it, and I couldn't get half in the glass there was so much head. Decent head too - foamy. It it receding slowly, leaving cakes of lace. Best head I've gotten in a while.

It doesn't indicate any style on the bottle, so once I could get in through the foam, I started guessing. It obviously was a huge ale and it seemed pretty reddish and hoppy enough to be an IPA, but the classification as American Strong Ale is pretty accurate. The hops taste and aroma are pretty unified - as it there were just the Tasmanian hops. This allows plenty of malt to come through, nice and darkly too.

It has a deep bitter under the booziness. It lingers nicely. I would like to try this again but a bit fresher - I don't think this style keeps well.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky copper with a dense cream head than lingers, leaving sheets of lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Caramel, toffee, prunes, raisins, and figs form the initial aroma, along with booze and light phenolic notes.

Flavor lacks far behind the promising aroma. There's a bit of bruised cherry and dates, but it's predominantly dry, with just a touch of tea-like flavor at the dry, bitter finish.

Body is moderate, with moderate to slightly low carbonation and high alcohol warmth.

Great aroma, disappointing flavor.

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Tasmanian Devil from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.