Rantum Scoot Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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Reviews by Nutwood:
5/5 rDev +33.7%
Appearance: Poured from a fresh, well-settled 750 to a tall tulip. Gorgeous deep red-brown, initially clear, with a finger of fine textured tan head.
Aroma: Just wow. Candied fruit, delicate hops, cookie, spearmint, mildly medicinal/phenolic.
Taste: I just have to say that this beer absolutely blows away any brown ale I've ever tasted, to the point that it redefines the potential of the style. As in the aroma, the tase includes candied fruit, delicate hops, cookie, and spearmint. A mildly medicinal/phenolic note is present, perhaps from a touch of brett. There is an impression of spice, but nothing so heavy-handed as actual identifiable spices; perhaps better described as an herbal note. I cannot emphasize enough how magically this beer progresses. When poured cold, the cookie and mint are up front. Later, the fruit and phenolic come in. as it approaches room temrerature, the flavors transmogrify this beauty into a nearly full-on sour, with a previously hidden cidery bite bursting across the palate. Subsequent finishing pour included some cloudiness and yeasties, which broadened the flavor range futher, and in a nice way; not better or worse, just nicely by way of range and depth. I must pause to say that this beer brings what I consider to be the ultimate flavor profile characteristics: depth and complexity, and yet the flavors are balanced and well-integrated. The level of integration in the beer is something you might expect from something a year old, but it's not, it's fresh.
Body: Medium mouthfeel, with just the right level and texture of carbonation to compliment the strength of the flavors and aroma. Carbonation faeds approaching room temperature, but this suits the sourness of the flavors there.
Overall: Everything is in place here for this to truly rate the full boat of five stars.
06-10-2014 14:30:01 | More by Nutwood
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev +5.1%
A: The beer is hazy brownish amber in color. It poured with a half finger high dense beige head that has good retention properties and too a long time to die down, gradually opening up a small hole in the center of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of ginger are present in the nose along with hints of malty sweetness.
T: As in the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of ginger but notes of other spices such as cinnamon. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be more liked a herbed/spiced beer than a brown ale but nonetheless has an interesting mix of aromas and flavors.
06-28-2014 20:50:58 | More by metter98
3.93/5 rDev +5.1%
750 bottle cork and cage into a shaker pith along with my two brewing buddies.
Pours a ruddy red to light brown. Ok clarity with half finger khaki head.
Aroma of invert sugar, light creme brûlée followed by herbal piney American Hop nose. Some sticky malt more reminiscent if molasses than caramel. Moderate fruitiness akin to cherry with hints of sharp acidity.
Bright acidic start with flavors of orange rind and cherry followed by strong sweet notes of lightly cooked sugar. Hop presence comes on strong with mild mint and herbal / spice ( coriander, cardamom?) then leads to very dry chalky finish from the hops.
Medium to full mouthfeel enhanced by strong carbonation. No astringency. Leaves a prolonged dry chalky impression in the palette.
Overall a very nice beer highly drinkable for its size. A very curious mix of acidity invert sugar and woody hops. Highly recommended. Riniscent of an old fashioned / nice orange bitters. Wonderful.
05-30-2014 02:25:02 | More by Baron
Rantum Scoot Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.