Daft - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
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4.31/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
EBW. Aged on barrels, thank god, because this style is just rotten times five if it's not barrel aged.
Pours a little opaque and a little limp. Nice haziness to it, though.
Smells excellent. Big vanilla, giant barley, and raw sour back end.
Tastes nearly as excellent as it smells. Little bit of a neat mustard node on the back end, and while I can see that turning people off frankly I'm just happy to see something new on a gigantic beer. The middles tastes of almonds and there's not hint of booziness at all. Quite nice.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 02:17:29 | More by mynie
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to Dan for this awesome extra!
A. Pours a dark murky brown with a very nice finger of cream colored head. Head is tightly beaded and lacing is very good. Retention is outstanding.
S. Dark fruit, cherry, faint banana, caramel, vanilla, toffee, some light baking chocolate, and a hint of spiciness from the rye.
T. Follows the nose...stone fruit, spicy rye, caramel, some slightly resinous hops, and a little bit of chocolate. Not as complex as I'd like, but what's there is very good.
M. Mildly carbed and full bodied without being too cloying or sticky. Does come off slightly watery.
O. This is a surprisingly good barrel aged English Barleywine. Considering this style is almost exclusively dominated by shelf whales, it's impressive to see a smaller brewery take a stab and come out of it looking pretty darn good. This doesn't have quite enough body or complexity to replace Sucaba or Mother of All Storms, but it certainly doesn't get blown away by them either. It's a very good beer that is better than the sum of its parts. I'd happily drink this any time.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2013 19:01:59 | More by siege06nd
Daft from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.