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2nd Anniversary Blend - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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2nd Anniversary Blend
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6 Ratings
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Haymarket Pub & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-13-2013)
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Photo of bschinelli
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

bschinelli, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of jegross2
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing Haymarket's Second Anniversary Blend from Haymarket Pub & Brewery out of Chicago, Illinois. This strong ale is a mix of several of the beers that were on tap. The second anniversary blend is the one on the far left.

Score: 89

4 oz sample served in a taster glass and enjoyed at Haymarket's 2nd Anniversary Party on 01/12/12. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Dark brown in color. Serve with a ring around the glass of tan head. 4/5

Smell: Sweet and malty nose. Bourbon and vanilla dominate with a little berry sweetness. Bakers chocolate is present too. 4/5

Taste: It is also a little more berry heavy and less sweet. I do not think the taste quite follows the nose. Vanilla and berry dominate the flavor. Oak, raisin, and chocolate too. Some dark fruit as well. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Thinner than expected. Medium bodied, low carbonation. A little bit sweet, but not as sweet as the Acrimonious. 3.5/5

Overall: This beer would be better if it had thicker mouthfeel. Still pretty tasty.

Recommendation: Worth the cost of a pint; give it a whirl if you see it around!

Cost: $2 for a 4 oz pour or $6 for a 12 oz pour.

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of BrianBo
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

BrianBo, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Haymarket. 12oz snifter.

A - Dark tan foam settles to a thick collar, leaving behind a partial cap and spotty lace. Very dark brown body.

S - Huge Woodford Reserve bourbon and barrel aroma, with lots of vanilla and light coconut. Dark fruits, cherries, and chocolate are present in there as well.

T - The aroma has more of the base beers present, with nice notes of raisin, chocolate, cocoa nibs, prunes, and molasses mixed among the bourbon, oak, and vanilla flavors. There's a surprising hop bitterness and astringency in the finish; guessing they added some Mathias in here. Good on the whole, but gets a bit fatiguing after a while.

M - Sticky, chewy, medium-full body, with a dry, oaky finish. Lower, but present carbonation, and a bit of alcohol warming. Pretty much what'd expect from a hefty barrel-aged blend.

D - I'd certainly order this one again, but it'd be hard to put down more than a glass in a session as the bitterness and alcohol would wear me out. That being said, I enjoyed my 12oz and look forward to subsequent blending experiments from Haymarket.

MasterSki, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Drucifer
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Drucifer, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Gonzoillini, Jan 14, 2013
2nd Anniversary Blend from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.