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Ale Of The 2 TUN - Hermitage Brewing

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hermitage Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 02-27-2011)
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Photo of alexhahn82
2.05/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Dark black with a tinge of green color, 1 finger head that dissipates into lacing. Hints of rust INSIDE the cap, not on the outside.

S - Smells like metal, metal, metal, and a hint of chocolate at the end.

T/m - Chocolate up front, almost more of a cocoa or bakers chocolate taste. No hint of the rust in flavor. A very bitter taste at the end. Very thin in texture.

O- Another disappointing beer from Hermitage Brewing Company, I swore them off after the first beer when you could tell they were a sublet or prop brewery trying to capitalize on a micro/craft image, but this was a gift.

PP (Price Point) - Was a gift but I know its in the $4/$5 price range around here. Also I chose to review the beer even noticing the rust due to the fact everything they release has had rust, and its from a brewery 80 miles away. Run, run, run away and dont touch this stuff!

Photo of codynevels
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of homebrew311
3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance is dark brown with some light passage. Nose is chock full of roasted malts with heavy roasted barley and chocolately character. Not getting much depth or richness in the nose like is expect in a imperial stout. Taste has harsh specialty grains up front, seems like there may have been some temperature issues with the mashing of this beer... Either that or just not enough base malt to support the specialty grains. The taste is dry, bitter, and has chalky chocolate flavor. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and light bodied for style. Overall, pretty disappointing.

Photo of KristineT
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of t420o
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Poured hard produces a 1 finger mocha colored head that recedes after a sip or two leaving some nice lacing. Beer is black in color. A good looking stout

S- Hot chocolate mix, dark chocolate, some caramel. Not too much going on here

T- Chocolate, smokiness, caramel, black licorice. Again, not a whole lot going on here. A pretty solid beer but nothing special and there are MANY more beers I'd rather have than this one for the $5-$6 (depending if on "sale" or not) price tag for a 16.9 oz bottle.

M- A bit thin. Good carbonation level though.

O- This is a good beer and one that has got me curious about this brewery. As much as I'd like to try the rest of their beers, I truly cannot bring myself to spend $6 on their beers. If they lowered this to $3 or maybe $4 I would try the rest. If other breweries can produce superior beers in 22 oz bottles for the same price of less, than why can't Hermitage. Probably because the economies of scale keeps prices higher, but they will also keep me away.

Photo of Zorro
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light proof black colored beer with a small brown colored head. This is the color often called 'Used Motor Oil."

Smell is mostly patent malt slight coffee and chocolate but the smell is raw malt. Semi-sweet smell and some bread.

Starts out semi sweet with a bread and yeast aftertaste. Fair charred grain and chocolate flavor. No subtlety here, just a strong alcoholic stout.

Mouthfeel is good and thick.

Drinkability is just OK. Nothing offensive about this beer, but with the ready availability of Stone RIS just about year round; you have to do better to get picked over a $6 bottle of the Stone RIS.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours near jet black with a dark cocoa powder colored 3 finger head. Fair retention, leaving a fine layer of microbubbles across the surface. Decent lacing around the glass with fair stick.

Smell - Aroma hits predominantly on cocoa nibs, while some earthiness and metallic notes creep beneath.

Taste - Flips the script on what was perceived with the nose; significantly more earthy and metallic character on the tongue, while chocolate character takes a major backseat. Distant baker's chocolate. Mild Coffee grounds. Finishes with fair balance, while the metallic presence rides out with the coffee grounds in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth. A bit thin for the style. Goes down easy.

Overall - Maybe it's because I was spoiled by the Old Viscosity last night, but this one has been a bit disappointing. Really earthy. Very little of the 'punch you in the mouth' character that impy stouts are known for. It's a fair beer overall, but for the price (5 bucks I think?) I'll probably never buy it again.

Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of cycoduck
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of russpowell
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours ebony with a pinky of caramel/brown head. Average lacing & head retention

S: Chocolate, cocoa & roastynness

T: Baker's chocolate & roastyness up front, plus dryness, a touch of dark choclate too. Cocoa, roastyness & dryness as this warms, some Baker's chocolate, plus a whisper of figs & woody hops. Finishes dry & roasty, with slight choclate sweetness

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Not bad, not a must buy, but worth a try, if you like em dry & roasty, this might be your huckleberry. Not every beer I've tried from these guys kicks ass, but I will try any new ones I come across

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.77/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of rKunda
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this. Poured a nice head. It was sort of like Young's chocolate stout, but not as thick, or as sweet. It was on sale. I don't know if it would be worth the cost w/o a discount as it's around $6, enough for some of my more favorite beers, but I likes this a lot.

Fairly thick, but not as powerful as some other stouts. I'd almost like a solid ale / stout mix.

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Ale Of The 2 TUN from Hermitage Brewing
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