Massacre - Wolverine State Brewing Company
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
2.89/5 rDev -23.3%
From Blind Bif 8
Pours dark amber (maple colored?) with some head that faded incredibly quickly. Blinked and I missed it. (3.25)
Smells sweet. Almost like a cider when cold. Green apples…maybe actually white wine or grapes? I’m interested to see where this is headed. As it warms I get some higher alcohols. (3.5)
Hmm, this is weird. Has an initial fruity/maple sweetness, but finishes quite dry. As far as I can tell, I don’t taste any hops. It doesn’t seem like a barleywine or old ale, but that is what the color and abv would suggest. It’s got some sort of German malts though, I’m pretty sure. It’s like some sort of high alcohol, malt-forward beer? As it warms, I get a lot of alcohol. (2.5)
Medium carbonation, medium body with some astringency and fusel alcohols as it warms. (3)
So yeah…fuck me. I have no idea. Again. Can’t even pin down a style this time. Something tells me this is something weird. Maybe another Shorts beer I can’t identify. (3)
Wow I was pretty far off. This is Massacre, an Imperial Dark lager aged in bourbon barrels from Wolverine State Brewing Co. So yeah… wow. Knowing what this is, as I’m drinking it, maybe I can get bourbon in place of the fruity/maple sweetness? I get essentially zero vanilla though. I don’t have much experience with infection, but maybe there’s some acetaldedehyde involved here that led me to green apples? I’ve had a few bourbon barrel-aged lagers from Jack’s Abby, but this doesn’t resemble any of them, and one was a barrel-aged doppelbock (which is close enough to this style). Maybe it’s just really heavy on the fusel alcohols and not very good… Thanks for the interesting beer Abraxel.
07-05-2013 15:07:20 | More by Auror
3.35/5 rDev -11.1%
A friend visiting from Michigan brought me a bottle of this. Red wax on top.
I used a pint glass. Deep brown/red, but translucent. Like sweet tea. Small khaki head.
Nose is sweet malts, bourbon and ethanol.
Taste is bourbon, grains, a little bit of smoke. Bourbon slightly over-rides the other flavors.
Mouthfeel is fine, maybe a bit thin.
06-16-2013 22:46:22 | More by shivtim
4.23/5 rDev +12.2%
Reviewed this blind, thanks to abraxel...
A: Pours a dark Coca-Cola like color. It’s a translucent brown/black with ruby red hues around the edges. There is only a bit of head, and it widdles down to a thin ring around the edges of the glass.
S: The nose is basically sweet malt and barrel aged alcohol. The get a few whisps of caramel, maybe a bit of toffee, but that’s it. It’s just a beer brewed with dark malts and then aged in some sort of barrel.
T: The beer starts off with some malty sweetness, a touch of caramel, and booze. The alcohol heat is nice, but all I get is sweet and smooth booze. There is no complexity to this beer.
M: Full bodied beer. It’s sweet and smooth to start, gets a kind of stinging in the middle, and returns to a smooth finish.
O: I like this beer. I’m a fan. It’s not the most jam packed full of crazy type beer, but it has great barrel flavor and it’s smooth. I’d drink this again, no problem at all. I really enjoyed this beer. It’s not overly packed with packed a ton of different flavors, but if I was in the mood for a BA beer. I’d grab one of these. Solid stuff. I’m happy to have tried it.
10-21-2012 18:44:40 | More by trxxpaxxs
Massacre from Wolverine State Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.