The 1st Nail - Fremont Brewing Company
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.86/5 rDev -8.3%
22oz bomber, avery goblet.
A really nice looking stout - full creamy mocha head with nice retention. The cinnamon is pretty potent - unlike any other beer I can think of. Dark chocolate, licorice, cinnamon, some light heat. Everything seems to work but I never want to drink more than 6oz of this at a time again - tastes like a christmas cookie.
06-03-2013 18:10:34 | More by dirtylou
4.23/5 rDev +0.5%
22oz bottle into a snifter. Pours an oily black w/ a 1/2-finger reddish mocha head that quickly settles to a thin collar. Looks basically like motor oil.
Aroma is loads of cinnamon, nutmeg and roasted malt. Bitter, sweet, spicy and earthy all at the same time.
Taste follows nose. Tons of bright peppery cinnamon tempered by the deep dark roasty malt. Vanilla and nutmeg too. I can only imagine what this would taste like with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Good thing I've got another bottle.
Mouthfeel is thick and viscous, but not syrupy. Despite the lack of any real head there's plenty of carbonation here to keep it relatively light on the tongue.
Overall, here we have another home run from Fremont. 22oz might be a little too much of a good thing, but without a doubt it's a tasty brew.
09-12-2013 03:58:58 | More by draheim
4.35/5 rDev +3.3%
Appearance- pours out a viscous oily black. Has a very solid body to it. Substantial.
Smell- not overwhelming, a little bit of roast, definitely some chocolate and the licorice note. The smallest hint of the cinnamon to come.
Taste- mixed notes of the above flavors with medium roast, starts off fairly normal for the style. However, the most interesting part is the 2nd level, that is where you get the spicy and the cinnamon. The closest thing I've had in terms of that spicy balance was New Belgium's one off Coco Mole. This one is less spicy overall but more balanced. Out of the ordinary and that's a very good thing.
Mouthfeel- the vicousness of the pour translates through, can detect the oiliness of the body, making it very smooth and go down easily.
Overall- had this in tap at the release then broke out a bottle this past weekend. Really big fan of this, great job by both Pine Box and Fremont, two folks doing work on the Seattle beer scene.
04-03-2013 06:40:52 | More by Adamostella
The 1st Nail from Fremont Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.