The Gentleman - Naked Brewing Company
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev -1.3%
Served on-tap at Barcade in Jersey City, NJ
A: Pours a clear but opaque very dark reddish brown (almost jet black) in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some dark crimson red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits (plum/fig/raisin) and Belgian yeast along with lighter aromas of candi sugar sweetness.
T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark malts with strong dark fruit sweetness (fig/raisin/plum) to it. There are moderate flavors of Belgian yeast and some light notes of candi sugar. Hints of bitterness in the finish which linger.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.
O: Feels like it is a hybrid between a Belgian Strong Dark Ale and a Stout because of the more Belgian flavors and lighter body. The alcohol is well hidden but the barrel aging does not seem to add much to the overall flavors of this beer. Not too difficult to drink.
08-22-2013 13:53:43 | More by dbrauneis
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
On-tap at Barcade, Jersey City, NJ
A: The beer is nearly jet black in color—traces of red are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with strong notes of dark fruits.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of dark fruits along with notes of Belgian yeast and hints of candi sugars.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout seems to taste more like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. It's not too difficult to drink because the alcohol isn't that noticeable in the taste.
08-19-2013 23:46:58 | More by metter98
3.91/5 rDev +3.4%
I had this on tap at Federal Taphouse in Lancaster, PA, served chilled in a shaker pint.
The color is black with dark brown highlights and thin tan cap that recedes to a ring of tiny beads of carbonation. The aroma is very nice with mostly woody barrel essence with a fruity plum and roasted malt odor with a slight cocoa accent. The feel is very good with moderately full body with an rich malt and alcohol influence on the palate. There is low bitterness and some tangy yeast with mild tannin of wood with medium carbonation and finish that is more on the sweet side.
The taste is very good with some dark cocoa and plummy almost blackberry fruity sweet and mildly tangy flavors with slight molassess aspect and hint of apple brandy in the background with a woody compliment and nice dark malt sweetness with an almost char-like element with subtle black cherry flavor in the residual taste which has a sweetness coating the mouth. Overall a pretty good example of strong stout with barrel aging adding some dimension and the overall impression of a malty full beer with nice barrel treatment.
09-03-2013 16:30:55 | More by Slatetank
4.19/5 rDev +10.8%
Naked Brewing Co.
The Gentleman (imperial stout aged in apple brandy oak)
*Personal milestone, review 1900.
LOOK: Dark brown, opaque. Khaki colored head. Recedes to a fine ring and lasts the duration. Appears to be a sipper, a brew deserving of respect.
SMELL: Fruits, roasted malt, oak and whiskey. Wood, apples, booze. Chocolate, light spice.
TASTE: Well balanced notes of chocolate , vanilla, oak, brandy. Roasted malt flavors are strong. Drying tannins round out the flavor with a boozy, earthy finish. You can faintly taste apples before the dryness; as this is aged on apple brandy oak that comes at no surprise. Alcohol is present, but adds to the flavor and warmth more than it subtracts. The sweet vanilla flavor from the barrel is a showcase here.
FEEL: Full bodied, low carbonation, smooth , with a oaky dryness that emerges long into the aftertaste.
OVERALL: A delicious and fairly complex barrel aged stout. I'd love to see more from the base beer, as it seems the barrel did most the work here. Recommended to any big stout or barrel aged fans.
04-28-2013 19:09:58 | More by Stinkypuss
The Gentleman from Naked Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.