12° - Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SadMachine:
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev -3.4%
22oz bottle ... Picked up today at Homebrew Stuff on Chinden... Paid $12ish... Pours with a deep walnut.... not much light escaping... short lasting dark brown head leaves little in the way of lacing.
Nose is complex and thick... tons of different malt stuff happening, rich caramel, raisin, dark cherry... EtOH comes off a more perfumy and isn't really solventy hot... some peppery phenolic notes.... Pretty good.
Flavor mirrors the aromas but with a big punch of cherry essence... The dark maltiness never is really sweet, just rich and is magnified by the fruity esters.
Pretty thick body for the style... could use more carbonation IMO... surprisingly drinkable... I would personally like it to be a little drier.
Well done... I will buy this one again... I think I liked the 10° more.
12-19-2013 06:36:51 | More by JohnGalt1
4.11/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured from 22oz bomber into a Selkirk Abbey tulip.
Appearance: dark, ruddy copper hue with no haze and a pretty light effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy tan foam with good retention and a nice lace. I like it.
Smell: very sweet and malty with lots of rich, dark fruit character. I get cherry, plum, raisin and tobacco; the quadrifecta of delicious quads (and BSDAs, if that's what we're calling it). Great.
Taste: the flavor is much like the aroma, with the same dark fruit character, but the sweetness is counteracted by a little astringent character which serves to dry out the experience. There's also a little dankness and bitterness which really round everything out. I'm a big fan of this big brew.
Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a bit of a syrupy texture and a good carbonation and creaminess. I like it.
Overall: a greatly tasty Belgian, brewed in North Idaho of all places. While this isn't exactly "quaffable", it is tasty and definitely well worth trying.
06-29-2014 19:59:17 | More by flagmantho
3.39/5 rDev -17.7%
On tap at Bier:Thirty. I would have guessed quad based on the taste and smell. Lots of dried fruit presence in this one, perhaps too much. A little on the sweet side for my taste. Dark brown / ruby body, small head disappears quickly. One nice thing is the high ABV hides nicely in the mix.
08-05-2014 02:42:46 | More by stevoj
4.71/5 rDev +14.3%
I've had hundreds of beers though I rarely review them; I'm a busy little Cicerone. This one, though, is my favorite beer... and I don't hesitate in saying that. It has some wonderful and unique nuances.
A dark, slightly rusty brown pour with a short, lasting head. Explosive complex aroma with sweet caramel malt, Belgian yeast, esters, dark fruits and... the best nuance... tobacco. Very aromatic
The palate follows aroma directly, tobacco coming through right before that glorious, long, and complex finish... but adding raw leather. The leather and tobacco qualities I have yet to experience to this degree in a quad. Fantastic. Must ask Steve for the specialty malts used here.
Mouthfeel is good, thick but not syrupy and it clings to the palate without being overbearing.
A must-try in my book. $11 at Total Wine, 22oz bomber. Produced in odd years, bottled October 2013... I look forward to trying this again with a fresh batch at the end of 2015.
03-22-2014 04:57:55 | More by PedalFuel
12° from Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.