Full Malted Jacket - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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3.93/5 rDev +4.8%
On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.
Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors that make it easy to drink.
07-25-2012 02:04:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.68/5 rDev -1.9%
On-tap at Beachwood Brewing
Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off-white head. Sweet and malty, rather substantial. Not terribly complex, but a nice nose. There is a bit of dark fruit character to it, maybe a hint of peat. The flavor is similarly simple, but enjoyable regardless. A solid flavor of caramel and toffee with a hint of earthy hops and peat. Sweet dark fruit notes are also there. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.
12-28-2011 21:59:19 | More by womencantsail
3.31/5 rDev -11.7%
Handsome color in the Brewery Vivant snifter, kind of an auburn or copper. Not much head to start, but a quick swirl of the glass releases some thin foam. Interesting aroma of smoke and peat. Malty and thick bodied. Quite sweet and only the smokey taste to dry this out. The bitterness of something burnt and maybe some hops take over before long.
A very strange flavor that is tangy and sharpish, but big on the butterscotch. Are there wood ashes in this? I struggle to find words to describe this stuff. The ending is distinctly bitter and woody. Actually this is fairly drinkable, as odd as it is. I have to give it some points for audacity. From the 22 oz bottle, audaciously priced at $14 from Bine & Vine.
04-03-2013 06:33:41 | More by mactrail
3.36/5 rDev -10.4%
From 08/20/13 notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Bell's tulip.
a - Pours a deep mahogany reddish-brown color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of sweet dark fruits, burnt malts, caramel malts, bready malts, alcohol, raisins, and light toffee. Nice and fruity, seems a little bit strong.
t - Tastes of burnt malts, alcohol, caramel malts, toffee, bready malts, sweet dark fruits, and toasted malts. Too strong in the taste, with tons of alcohol.
m - Light to medium body that is a little thin and watery, and moderate carbonation. Some alcohol heat; too thin for a big scotch ale.
o - Overall I thought this one was too strong, and I tend to like hot beers. Tons of alcohol in the nose and taste with some dark fruits and caramel malts as well. Body is too thin; wouldn't seek it out again.
08-21-2013 18:46:02 | More by mdfb79
3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
On-tap at Beachwood I, $2 for 16 oz. during $2 days,
A: Pours a deep red brown with a medium white head, good retention, great lace.
S: Some earthy notes, malt dominated toffee.
T: Classic flavour to the style. Lots of dark bread and toffee, hint of brown sugar. Mild hop character but does balance it out.
M: Medium to full-bodied, the sugar is contained well, not cloying. Smooth, creamy carbonation, almost nitro like.
O: A solid Scotch Ale, not as good as Traquair or Skullsplitter, but definitely something worth trying.
12-07-2011 01:11:23 | More by Halcyondays
2.8/5 rDev -25.3%
Picked up a bottle at my favourite SoCal beer store for $12.00 - less because I like Beachwood BBQ's beers and more because I love a good Wee Heavy. Haven't been impressed with Beachwood's house beers but I'm hoping this changes my mind. 9.2% ABV according to my bottle, not 9.5% as currently listed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with waxed-over pressure cap served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.
Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a two finger khaki colour head of nice soft cream, nice thickness, and great (6+ minute) retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a rich dark auburn. Transparent and quasitranslucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. It's too dark for vibrance, but the richness and colour are gorgeous. Good for the style; I'm looking forward to trying it.
Sm: Lovely toasted malt and toffee. Brown sugar. Caramel. Hazelnut. Unrefined sugar. Dark spice. Dark malts. That's quite appealing. Not quite in line with the great wee heavy style beers I've had before, but evocative and inviting. No yeast or alcohol comes through. An above average to moderate strength aroma.
T: Brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. A bit creamy in the third act. Sugary sweetness on the climax - it gets a bit too sweet, actually. The toasted malt character doesn't come through much at all. No yeast character. Maybe some alcohol. I'm pretty disappointed; this is quite simple. Imbalanced. Doesn't feel cohesively built. Generic floral hop character. Doesn't hit the notes a good wee heavy needs to. I'm underwhelmed; this is so disappointingly simple and unrefined. The brown sugar is too prominent. Too sugary overall.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. Decent thickness. Good body. It complements the flavour profile in a general sense, but by no means feels custom tailored to it. Nothing unique or special here.
Dr: Drinkable but lackluster for the style. A good wee heavy is so much more than this; there's just so little focus and balance here. A disappointment from Beachwood, and an overpriced one at that. I'll think twice before buying another of their beers; this is decent but not great. Not recommended.
03-18-2013 04:43:00 | More by kojevergas
4.5/5 rDev +20%
On tap at Strong Ale 2011.
A: Reddish brown with nice clarity and a finger of tan foam. Very nice color.
S: Lots of caramel and earthy notes with a little dark toffee. Smoke is light. Esters remind me of plum and raisin.
T: Pronounced caramel with notes of sugar, a touch of toffee, and a light bitterness. Bread blends with biscuit and earth. Plum is evident. The finish is smooth with notable warming on the palate.
M: Upper medium body with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.
Overall: A very good Strong Scotch that's begging to be put into barrel.
12-03-2011 23:34:44 | More by HopHead84
4.19/5 rDev +11.7%
22oz, Winter 2013
A: Nice deep amber color. Looks fairly clear. Thin layer of off white/light tan head. Leaves some sticky lacing. Seems nicely carbonated.
S: Really nice richness on nose. Pulling dark toffee and caramel. Maybe some roast?
T: Sweet malty goodness. Toffee and caramel and some touches of vanilla. No harshness. There is a hint of booze heat on the finish.
M: It's full bodied. Full flavor.
06-10-2013 18:40:46 | More by inlimbo77
4.45/5 rDev +18.7%
Love the name.
This pours a thick ruddy-amber with tight white foam. There’s a sweetish, caramel and toasted coconut aroma on it. Just a touch of rummy heat comes across as it warms. Tastes malty sweet, with a hint of caramel, some toasted coconut, a light bit of toffee. Runs hot . Still tasty.
12-04-2013 09:05:36 | More by elNopalero
4.11/5 rDev +9.6%
my bottle also says 9.2% and jusging by the long time between reviews, i'd say this is another edition of the same.
and i paid $14.99 for my bottle at Whole Foods and the danged brewery is literally a couple miles away(?). if this one aint good, i'm sticking with the the far away (and cheaper and tastier) belgians.
poured a dark nut brown with no topping or even a layer of foam. minute air bubbles cling to the side, though, as i tip the brew to one side.
smell is kind of like a plum(?), definite malts.
taste is all malt. thicker and chewier dark-fruit-kind-of taste on the palate, minimal bitterness, but a little tart on the sideof the tongue as it passes. classified as a "wee heavy", i purchased it on that premise. it doesnt sem to resemble the wee heavy as i know it but i'm not an expert. i just know what i had tasted in the past. this tastes like a very malted, semi-roasted attempt of a higher-abv brew and it's not bad. it's not great, but so far i'm having fun with it.
and what's with the wax covering on the bottle and cap? i have to wrestle my damned beer to get it open before i can even drink it? you'd think the beer in your life would be an easy catch, especially after posting $15 for it. but, just like a woman, nothing is free; even after paying for it . . . . prost!
03-24-2013 23:24:12 | More by pkalix
3.7/5 rDev -1.3%
Thanks to beachstrength49 for the bottle. Split with angrybabboon.
Appearance: Hazed and ruddy copper. Rich brick red under direct light. Head is khaki and creamy. Moderate retention. No lacing. Pretty standard affair.
Smell: Malt sweetness. Caramel, biscuit, and some toffee. Dark fruity with grape and apple. Toasted and bready. Did I say toasted, yeah. Grape jelly. Some alcohol on the back. A bit of smoke and some peat (but this might be in my mind). Cooked and caramlized malts, super bready and sweet. Dirty with some roasted elements. Vague dark fruit.
Taste: Nicely toasted. Sweet and malty. Some apple with a copious amount of grape jelly. Slight roasted element. Grassy with some smoky elements in the back. Super cooked and caramelized malts. Super sugary without being cloyingly sweet. Sugary jelly. A touch of ripe apple. Very minimal hopping, a hint of citrus. It's all malt, as to be expected.
Mouthfeel: Creamy with a medium pushing full body. Moderate carbonation with a surprisingly clean finish.
Overall: While trying to tear of my head, it got halfway there and gave up.
It's a good take on the style, but it's ultimately too sweet. The malts just didn't pan out in the long run.
07-25-2013 19:30:04 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.53/5 rDev -5.9%
Review from notes taken 7/14/13
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer
Appearance: Deep brown , with some garnet highlights - light tan, nicely creamy head - leaves some nice streaks of lacing
Smell: Very malty, with a lot of residual sugars - cooked, caramelized malts - caramel and toffee - touch of roast, smoke, and dirt - very sweet, sweeter than I would expect, even given the style - some dark fruits
Taste: Cooked, caramelized , very malty - sweet, sugary - a touch of smoke, roast, maybe some peat (might be imagining it) - minimal bitterness - some brown-ale like malts - some noticeable booze and sugary jelly
Mouthfeel: On the full side of medium, smooth, nicely carbonated, some residual sugar on the finish
Overall: I bet you could suck a malt ball through a garden hose!
So, so malty and sweet. This was probably not an ideal beer for a boiling hot summer day. Overall, not enough roastiness, way too much sweetness. Worth a try, but maybe this is worth sitting on for a few years.
07-22-2013 05:21:08 | More by angrybabboon
4.38/5 rDev +16.8%
Nice to have a stellar on-tap version of the style. Quaffed down at the Library Alehouse while complimenting the brewer, who tells me there's a batch aging in bourbon barrels. Bourbon is appropriate here- there's a boozy presence already reminiscent of bourbon. Complimenting the warming alcohol are pleasant caramel and malt flavors that linger in the finish. Having fresh on-tap is a different experience when (appropriately) compared to bottle conditioned Traquair. FMJ comes across as cleaner tasting and less vinous. Very much my favorite of the Beachwood offerings. Well done, Julian!
01-27-2012 05:10:24 | More by Wowcoolman
Full Malted Jacket from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.