Headbutter - Black Husky Brewing
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by don1481:
3.8/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap here at Stubbys. Let's see how this goes.
Appearance: no carbonation, very slight head. Deep red in color.
Smell: oh my. Sweet smelling, faint hint of alcohol. Can't quite put my finger on the sweetness,though.
Taste: that's... Different. Very very hopped. Definitely an American Barleywine. Alcohol hits you right in the face. Not quite as complex as a lot of the other BW I've had lately. Pretty much hops and booze. Simple and to the point.
Mouthfeel: pretty crisp overall. Slight hop aftertaste.
Overall: I'm not sure what to make of this. It really is in your face like a left hook. Its well executed but pretty simple in its pallette. I don't think I will be buying this at Rays. Sorry, Kaleb.
Serving type: on-tap
03-21-2014 00:26:48 | More by don1481
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4.33/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A - Headbutter pours a rich copper color with a tall light khaki cap of foam that seems to rest on the beer relentlessly, generating rings of lace on the glass as it lowers.
S - Chewy caramel and rich toffee unload a plethora of sweetness into the nostrils, closely followed by bready malts and and notes of cocoa. As Headbutter warms, a kiss of orange peel comes out making it smell somewhat like one of those delicious chocolate oranges! Earthy hops meander in the background with woody characteristics that almost mimic being stale - a sort of Belgian beer trait, interestingly enough.
T - While the aroma lacks that aromatic hop burst found in most American Barleywines, the flavor does not. Packed with the same bold malt profile the aroma brings about, rich with caramel and toffee sweetness, the flavor is also loaded with plenty of bitter American hops that dive right into piny resin and earthy wood notes for what's truly more American barleywine-like that it initially leads on. Oh, and let's not forget the subtly warming alcohol on the finish. Mmm.
M - If Headbutter weren't so damn creamy (seriously, it almost comes across like nitro carbonation) its full bodied profile might come across a little syrupy - this is a big malty beer. Thankfully they like using their hops up there in Pembine and Headbutter has a dry, balancing bitter finish that lingers on the tongue.
O - Part English, part American, all barleywine, Black Husky's Headbutter brings big maltiness reminiscent of some of the English-style brews with a flavor and bitterness akin to the American beasts, marrying the two with a creamy-smooth profile that finishes wonderfully
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 00:26:16 | More by BeerFMAndy
Headbutter from Black Husky Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.