Train Wreck Ale - Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottle - I think they've recently updated the bottle design. This new design is a little amateur, for lack of a better word. Also, occasionally I'll have a pretty difficult time getting the damn things open. It's not every bottle, but some of these caps are really cranked on these things.
Appearance - A deep amber color, as expected. Not much head to it.
Smell - I'll just go ahead and say this is one of the best smelling beers ever did smell. Fantastic smelling beer. Very toasty and sweet.
Taste - Average tasting. A big contrast between initial taste and aftertaste. At first it's quite sweet, and then finishes on the bitter side (perhaps slightly too bitter, for my tastes). Almost leans towards an IPA flavor. The high alcohol content does cut through a bit. Also has a bit of a metallic tinge to it; something I'm not very fond of. Maple syrup & honey are prominent, just like the bottle says.
Mouthfeel - Pretty crisp. Carbonation is just right... if it were any less carbonated, the metallic taste would really dominate and make it undesirable (like with Dos Equis). If it were any more carbonated, it would be too fizzy. Just right.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 19:13:06 | More by DeathrayGourmet
3.06/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Undated 12 oz bottle from Sicilianos (Grand Rapids; August 2013) served in a snifter.
A: pours dark amber-brown color; lightly hazy; very little head despite a vigorous pour, yet traces of foam are quite durable. Leaves only a few small spots of lacing.
Smell: A bit sweet, like a high ABV amber beer, with hints of caramel and old bread.
Taste: Starts sweet, ends with a faint hop note added in a bitter/sweet finish.
Feel: Medium-light body with low carbonation.. Not as much carbonation as I would prefer. Some bite from the alcohol.
O: largely an imperial amber, at over 8% ABV, this beer provides the substantial sweet, light- and medium-roast malts of an amber with a high gravity ale. Lacks finesse.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2013 01:16:19 | More by chinchill
Train Wreck Ale from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.