Lobstah Killah - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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3.63/5 rDev -6.7%
Small head but it leaves an excellent blanket of lace. The color is dark amber with lots of haze.
Upfront I get evergreen smelling hop. There's a bit of toasted malt in the background.
Toasty and very dry malt. Thick dark brown toast just shy of being burnt. Strong bitter hop kick--straight out bitterness without other "notes". Full bodied and lowly carbonated. Nearly astringent.
06-01-2014 18:36:08 | More by smcolw
3.65/5 rDev -6.2%
Appearance: Standard for this type of beer which is reddish color with a decent head.
Aroma: Biscuits and caramel malts with some grassy hops.
Taste: Similar to aroma. Malty biscuits and caramel with a grassy hop taste and some buttery oils as well.
Overall: I bought this because I liked the "Lobstah" rowing away angry. That being said, I do not normally buy Irish red ales as they seem average in many ways, however, this Imperial version of the style was good. Light and refreshing for a hot day in June, and the 8% abv is appreciated (not by my wife), and was hidden well. If you want to try something different, this imperial red was a interesting twist on the classic red ale. Cheers!!
06-09-2013 19:42:36 | More by dahlen22
3.74/5 rDev -3.9%
Served on-tap at Bukowski Tavern in Boston, MA
A: Pours a clear deep garnet red in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some copper + amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall beige head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts along with some lighter notes of grassy hops.
T: Similar to the smell, this beer is pretty much all malts without being too sweet - I tasted flavors of toasted and caramel malts. Very light flavors of grassy hops that balance out the sweetness from the malts. Light amounts of bitterness which fade quickly.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: Enjoyable but a little strong at 8% ABV to be called easy drinking or sessionable - the alcohol is pretty well hidden. First beer from this brewery and it was likely a good one to start off (saw a bunch of different places in Boston that had an offering from them on tap).
05-06-2013 21:35:36 | More by dbrauneis
Lobstah Killah from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
87 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.