Slumbrew My Better Half - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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Reviews by Ego:
3.35/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
the first time I heard of an imperial cream ale was some years ago at the 3 floyds brew pub (a friend's brother lives in those parts), since then this is still a reluctant beast for most breweries. so with no further waste of time let's see what this thing is about
practically glowing orange, a nice white cap of about one finger of cream, the head fades quick but there is an ample army of antagonized bubbles boiling toward the surface, lacing is spotty but some legs are in there from the kicked up alcohol presence, put this near the top of a light and it almost looks like the pool that killed the terminator in T2, james cameron ain't got nothing on this...
kind of off color euro skunk smell, dry grains in a burlap sack, faint bitter honey, pretty nice but no blue ribbon
pretty devilish mouth feel, at once creamy and smooth but with just a pin prick of brisk carbonation, a sort of strange sweet-bitterness, definite kick in the north of groin area from the alkeehall, the best part of this brew is definitely the mouth feel... nearly flawless there... but (and you knew that was coming) the flavor is definitely too sweet for this taster, there is a little bitter finish that saves this from utter cloy-dom but this is not something I would reach for.
credit for going for it in a style rarely seen around these parts but the flavor is not my bag.. of chips
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2013 04:49:48 | More by Ego
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3.6/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A-Pours somewhat hazy. Body is a pale orange hue that is quite close to yellow. A thicker, smooth head leaves sheets of lace.
S-Sharp, sweet grains. Some honey and an amorphous fruity aroma.
T-Sweet, grainy bread and honeyed biscuits or dough. Has a 'sharpness' to the flavor. I guess I will add the descriptor 'cream' here.
M-Medium bodied. Softer carbonation. 'Creamy'. A bit of alcohol heat surprisingly dry.
O- A cool idea but I'm not sure how much I enjoyed it. One full pint of those as enough for me.
Serving type: on-tap
04-03-2014 01:12:14 | More by VelvetExtract
Slumbrew My Better Half from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
86 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.