Narcissus - Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
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4.6/5 rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From notes circa August 2012. Cask conditioned with Cascade & Centennial. Served close to room temp in a 9 oz. snifter.
Look- Dark amber, almost clear, tight coconut head, no lace worth mentioning.
Smell- Caramel, whisky, musky, dank bitterness, mace. Reminds me of mulled wine or spiced rum. +.5 for intrigue, -.5 for booziness.
Taste- The cask aging has treated this one well. Starts with a tealike bitterness that rolls over into lightly spiced cinnamon sugar but doesn't get too sweet. Vaguely brandy-like, hint of vanilla. Rides it out and brings in a bit of citrus. Mellow, loads of flavor, not nearly as bitter as the "standard". I quite like it. Excellent balance.
Mouthfeel- Soft, juicy, clean. Even easier drinking than the normal offering. If anything, it goes down too easily.
Overall- Wow. I snagged this on a whim after trying the standard Narcissus, and it's almost a completely different beer. Not crazy hoppy, nor candy-caramel sweet, it's a delicious and perfectly executed APA with plenty of nuance. I regretted not bringing a growler, even if it would be $30 to fill.
Serving type: cask
01-19-2013 08:02:38 | More by Lawl3ss
Narcissus from Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.