Busted Knuckle Ale - Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company
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3.91/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Another brewery coming out of Indiana, this time from down in Brown County. To America’s craft beer craze – cheers!
A: Deep ruby, looking brown when not in the light. A silky beige head rises to about an inch, creamy enough to look like a nitro pour.
S: Nose is a blend of an English mild and a big American porter: peat, chestnut, maple, and Maris otter vanilla notes are balanced alongside more roasty tones of coffee and toasted malt.
T: Again, the typical characters from a couple different styles converge to make something interesting. In all, this is much more malt-forward than anything, but it doesn’t get very sweet. Indeed, the residual sugars spring from an earthy and drinkable malt bill, providing the subtle sweetness of chocolate taffy (think Tootsie Rolls) and marshmallow as the palate base. Also, as the nose suggested, there’s a nutty character to it, as well, along with notes of wheat toast, cinnamon, and even a hint of mocha. Finishes very mild, with a faint lingering roast taste.
M: A medium-full body and velvety carbonation makes it feel like a pub beer; very drinkable.
O: Drinkable and flavorful; plus, it’s unique enough to keep me interested for a second (or third, or fourth…) drink. Usually, when you get a beer from a local brewery that just started bottling, there are some negatives to the experience, even if they’re not glaring flaws. Here, that’s not the case. Looks like I need to look into these Brown County guys a little more…
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2014 01:46:23 | More by BarryMFBurton
Busted Knuckle Ale from Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.