Cruising With Ruben & The Jets - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.05/5 rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Found this at a store. Only after I bought it did I realize it was a one time release in 2008. Had I known this, I probably wouldn't have bought it. I'm trying this today 3/3/12.
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Samuel Smith Pint.
A- Black cola like in color. Huge fluffy tan head that lingers for a bit. Lots of retention on the glass. So far so good.
S- Slightly sour, coffee cocoa powder, chocolate, raisins, roasted malts.
T- It isn't bad considering its age. I'm getting a lot of malt, with some raisins and chocolate. Its also a bit sour with a lingering coffee like bitter aftertaste.
M- Thick and oily, very little carbonation.
O- Memories of what once was a solid stout is what I got from this. Not bad considering its age, but definitely not something I'd try again. Definitely past its prime. I'll finish the glass but not so sure I want to finish the bottle.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2012 02:44:06 | More by Derranged
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3.73/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Found this '08 oddity randomly. "BoppaDooAyDoo Style Ale," poured from a 22oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.
A: Pours a brownish-black with a small tan-head. A little bit of lacing.
S: Molasses, brown sugar, a bit of mushy dried fruit like prune, a bit of chocolate.
T: Tastes more like a dark barleywine than an RIS. Smooth dark fruit (fig, prune, raisin), roasted grain, brown sugar, subtle chocolate, a little bit of alcohol. A bit of oxidation and metallic notes in the middle.
M: Very fine carbonation with a relatively thick body.
O: Not nearly as bad as I expected. Obviously past its prime, yet still pretty tasty.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2012 23:07:47 | More by Etan
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets from Lagunitas Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.