Numb Swagger - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.05/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Poured from the 500ml bottle to a snifter with a black body, appears a bit thinner than big stouts but pitch black nonetheless. A head just over one finger tall forms with a creamy, frothy texture. Good retention and a thick creamy ring leaves spotty clouds of lace.
S- Fragrant dark lager feel with no shortage of roasted malts and a good smokiness. Cocoa powder, star anise, peppercorn (not quite like black but similar to pink), coffee and cereal grain notes.
T- Szechuan peppercorns add a spicy, somewhat white peppery flavor with an earthiness to the smoky base brew. The malt profile is deep and somewhat complex with flavors ranging from fresh cracked cereal grains, cherry wood smoke and slight sweetness to dark chocolate and roast malt notes.
MF- Lighter end body with a decently dry feel and creamy, silky overall texture. Carbonation between moderate and high level and smooth. Finishes with some roasty bitterness.
A base beer that I already enjoy enhanced just enough by special peppercorns to add some spice and earthiness. A good idea and subtle use of spice, not in your face like many other spiced brews.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2013 01:15:55 | More by cbutova
4/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with a 500ml bottle of this. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears black in color with dark brown clarity around the edges. A khaki cream head rests atop with a full wall of lace.
The smell includes plenty of roast mingled with licorice and some peppery spice. Lots of earth blends with roast and minor smoked notes.
The taste includes plenty of anise and peppers with a smoked sort of roasty quality and something almost like stale coffee. (But in a good way.) Subtle fruity alcohol and herbal hops also present to balance things out.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall nice and subtle balance and certainly a first for me. Ive never had a sort of spiced smoked black lager before but honestly it all worked together nice.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2013 16:45:16 | More by stakem
Numb Swagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.