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Clare's Thirsty Ale - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Clare's Thirsty Ale
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99
world-class

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 46
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Haymarket Pub & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
An Imperial Stout aged for 13 months in Templeton Rye Whiskey barrels on Raspberries

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-16-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at FoBAB 2012.

Appearance - Dark brown/black with a little bit of tan lacing for the head

Smell - The bourbon comes through very strong here, also get hints of chocolate.

Taste - This thing tastes amazing. At first you get a punch of chocolate, vanilla, oak. Then the raspberries hit you. It is not like any other fruit infused beer I have had. The raspberries have a huge presence, but you don't get any sour taste.

Mouthfeel - It is thick enough to cover your mouth, but thin enough to go down smooth. Perfect consistency.

Overall - It is a shame this thing did not place at FoBAB. It is a sweeter, desert type beer. However, it blends just perfectly. It blends, in my opinion, better than 99% of the beers at Fobab. I cannot believe this beer is not winning Haymarket competitions left and right.

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Clare's Thirsty Ale from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.