Kichesippi Wuchak Black - Kichesippi Beer Co.
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3.64/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had a pint of this at The Manx. They're heat was broken and it was about -25 outside so the beer was colder than it probably should have been. From notes.
A - Poured black with one finger of beige head. Good collar of lace and no retention sadly.
S - Citrus, earth, roast. A bit tame.
T - Roast, chocolate, mint, burnt grain. A good hop profile was present. Roasted notes and the hops blended well and the entire profile was in your face.
M - Nice bitterness with both burnt grain and earthy hops, full body and good carbonation.
O/D - A pretty nice example of a style not commonly available in Ottawa. They've been doing this one for a while and seem to have nailed it down. Easy to drink and enjoyable.
Serving type: on-tap
01-22-2014 17:47:09 | More by tbeckett
3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
New winter seasonal from Ottawa-based Kichesippi Beer Company. Sampled from a growler poured at the brewery about an hour ago in an American pint glass.
Pours an almost opaque, steely black with deep, cola-like ruby tinges around the edges of the glass. The tan coloured head is small, but has great retention as a film and collar and it leaves a minor amount of lacing.
Piny hops jump out from the aroma, along with smells of freshly cut grains, toasted malts, a mild red berry smell, a bit of farmyard funk and a sort of lake water tone. The aroma is quite appealing overall, though a slight trace of diacetyl can be noted as well.
The taste has a solid bitterness up front, with a toasted grain and mild chocolate backing. The toasted character becomes more prevalent on the tongue, the chocolate taste gets darker and then another wave of bitterness comes through in the finish.
The mouthfeel is surprisingly thin and the carbonation is rather low, but the long-lasting collar creates a nice creamy sensation on the tongue. The roasted and chocolate characteristics get joined by a bitter espresso-like flavour in the aftertaste.
This is a very solid effort from an up and coming Ontario brewery and it's nice to see a representation of the style brewed locally. I'll be sure to have my growler re-filled a few times while the beer is available and I'd like to see the brewery consider bottling it next year.
Serving type: growler
01-24-2012 18:19:29 | More by bryehn
Kichesippi Wuchak Black from Kichesippi Beer Co.
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