Jack's Abby / Evil Twin Jack's Evil Brew - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.25/5 rDev +11.5%
16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a dense 1/4" tan head over the slightly cloudy reddish brown brew. Head holds as is, with sporadic slow-falling lace. Aroma is roasty and sweet.
Taste starts where the nose left off, sweet and malty through and through, balanced to the end. Very smooth mouthfeel, and drinkability is great. Would search out again.
08-28-2014 00:15:22 | More by ppoitras
3.54/5 rDev -7.1%
a rather unimpressive brew here considering the collaborators. a schwarzbier type, with a hit of smoke to the finish and a nice rich creamy feel that in typical jack abby fashion, hides the fact that its a lager really well. hazy soft brown, less black than the style usually shows, but sporting a tall cream colored head that has pretty good lasting power. the nose on this is smokey to me, slightly peppered, and only minimally roasty. so much more going on in the malt flavors than most of these beers. smoke mostly in the finish, stays subtle but quite evident. there is a dark baked bread middle to this, giving it a little richness and substance to the feel, before the lager yeast cleans up. some lingering grain not hop bitterness as it closes out. not bad and kind of interesting, but i just expect these two brewers to blow me away everytime, and this comes way short of that high mark. a totally drinkable and tasty beer though, just not up to the high bar they have both set.
07-16-2014 00:12:39 | More by StonedTrippin
3.84/5 rDev +0.8%
500ml bottle of uncertain bottling age. Thanks Andrew. Poured into a Darkness goblet 5/30/2014.
A- Dark cola brown body, two finger off-white head with very good retention. Thick collar, splotchly lacing.
S- Smoked malt, a bit of peat, crisp biscuity malt, cocoa. Smells good though not particularly forward in any one characteristic.
F- Peat, biscuit malt, cocoa, a good amount of smoke and nuttiness, pie crust. Sweet and nutty are the first two descriptors that come forward the most, then the smoke. Tasty and a decent example of the style, with a bit more of the cocoa than typical German examples.
M- Thinner bodied, not particularly thick but seems to be about right. Good carbonation. The aftertaste makes me think smoked walnut, but the finish leaves a strange roughness on my tongue, not quite resinous but quite a bit dry too. Something is off about this mouthfeel in my opinion, it leaves my palate a bit muddled.
O- Decent schwarzbier, just enough smokiness that you can conceivably call it a schwarzbier but it's not exactly meant to be a textbook example of the style, I would think. Still, it's not offensive and has an interesting flavour profile.
05-31-2014 02:45:54 | More by Stevedore
4.09/5 rDev +7.3%
A - Great looking beer. Dark Coca Cola brown body with a lightly toasted marshmallow head. Ok retention and low lace.
S - Excellent nose. Soft roasted wheat, toasted Brazil nuts, bread crust, chocolate syrup, a little vanilla, and maybe just a touch of burnt brown sugar and nutmeg.
T - Smooth, soft, toasted bread with burnt edges. Dusty center. Semi-sweet finish with bitter cocoa nibs and bread crust.
M - Medium-light to style, but thins a little too quickly.
O - A great, superbly sessionable schwartzbier.
05-29-2014 23:01:37 | More by vfgccp
Jack's Abby / Evil Twin Jack's Evil Brew from Jack's Abby Brewing
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