Slumbrew Yankee Swap - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale brewed with maple syrup and aged in Turkey Shore Distilleries oak rum barrels.

(Beer added by: BrewEngland on 11-13-2013)
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weak Brown body with Coca Cola highlights, topped by two fingers of level dense off-white foam.

Aroma is hints of rum vanilla, oak, dark fruits, licorice, plenty of alcohol, maple.
Very boozy.

Taste is rum, vanilla, oak dark fruits, maple and a whole lot of booze. Bit of belly burn. Getting plenty of the barrel, not much from the base beer.

Full, chewy, but not very smooth or slick mouthfeel.

Ok, but too much booze, not enough beer.

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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 22 fl. oz. - 1 pint, 6 fl. oz. - 650 ml. bottle purchased at Pemberton Farms, Cambridge, MA
Served in a snifter

The deep, mahogany colored liquid was topped by a super tight, creamy, inch-tall crown of light tan foam. Decent retention. The head slowly faded to a film of bubbles. Spotty, odd shaped patches of sticky lacing trickled along the glass.

There was not a lot going on in the aroma. It was somewhat boozy and spicy with subtle notes of ginger. A bit of reminiscent of Christmas cookies. Toward the drink's end, the nose became a bit fruitier and much boozier. Somewhat cordial-like.

The flavor profile however was definitely more interesting and intense. A thick, chewy, caramelized malt presence led things off on the front end. Somewhat toasty. Loads of brown sugar and spices. Subtle maple notes. Touch of oak. Fruity. Raisins and plums were noticeable. Quite boozy but not at all hot. The finish was slightly hoppy and contained strong notes of candied orange peel. As the beer warmed, the sweet maple notes intensified.

The mouthfeel was solid. Medium to full bodied for the style. Super creamy and frothy. The liquid contained a fine, zippy effervescence that gave the beer a nice fluffiness.

Slumbrew's Yankee Swap is a flavorful and astonishingly drinkable strong ale. It was difficult to believe that this weights in at a whopping 12% ABV. Even with such a muted nose, this beer was still quite impressive.

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Slumbrew Yankee Swap from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
91 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.