Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The pour reveals an amber liquid of pristine clarity. A dusty white head matrix of two plump fingers sits like a biscuit atop the surface. Lacing with large rainbow filled bubbles clings on as the head slowly recedes.
The nose is herbal and earthy on top of a rich smelling caramel bottom. Quite bready. Some vaporous alcohol burns through. The hop aromatics are surprisingly subdued or merely propelled skyward on whizzing rockets of alcohol.
The flavor is a syrupy sweetness that dissolves into prickly pine sap and bread crust and bitterness. Again alcohol makes its presence known amidst the other components. While this beer is far from light on alcohol, it seems as though the sting and bite of the hop profile creates a feeling that the beer is even more alcoholic than proclaimed. Punchy. P'raps a touch cloying.
The body is round and the syrup like qualities tip the scale to the fat side of medium for a robust and style appropriate mouthfeel.
Overall this example is solid. It has some rather unexpected characteristics and qualities that make it interesting. There is, however, a lingering astringency factor that may ultimately cause this beer to be passed over considering the wealth of fine representatives of the style with slightly more refined characteristics. This was an extra in a fabulous collection of bottles from my generous benefactor. Thank you, Martin.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2011 01:49:11 | More by SupaCelt
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