Mistletoe - Howard Brewing Company
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3.51/5 rDev -5.6%
Pours a watery black with thin tan head. Medium collar. Head faded fast, some wisps remained. Aroma is hugely raspberry, some roasted malt depth. Thin body, medium carbonation; sticky mouthfeel. Taste is faintly tart, earthy malt, and a touch of berry at the end.
03-03-2014 04:32:56 | More by mverity
3.59/5 rDev -3.5%
"Brewed with raspberry and aged in Carriage House apple brandy barrels." 2012.
Dark used oil colored looking pour. Thin layer of tan to dark tan head.
Aroma, quite a bit of raspberry dominates. Just a little dark chocolate and toasted malt behind.
Taste, Some raspberry up front. Turns to much nicer roast malt and layered chocolates. Heavy cocoa and just a little fruit in the fairly dry finish.
Body is not the most robust, but it is just a regular porter. Still the weakest part. A little thin and more watery. Drinks quite easily though, the raspberry is not overpowering.
Not sure what the barrel did, but it's a nice porter effort. Like most other barrel aged smaller beers, it never seems to impart much. Reminds me a bit of some things Wedge or Assclown have done.
04-06-2013 02:59:00 | More by Bung
3.85/5 rDev +3.5%
2013 bottling (7.5% ABV)
Appearance: A very enticing pour (suitable to the name), leaving a nice bubbly tan head perched atop the fudge brown liquid; streaky lacing is left behind
Smell: Raspberry jam forward, with roast and chocolate tones underneath; subtle oak from the barrel
Taste: As in the aroma, the raspberry flavor asserts itself at first, though it is not as sweet as I was anticipating from the smell; roasty tones and chocolate malt fill out the middle, with the oak and a hint of brandy bringing up the rear
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Howard has amped up the ABV this year and it has really helped the beer; a nice effort that would be further benefited if the barrel flavor was a bit more assertive
12-31-2013 23:02:47 | More by brentk56
Mistletoe from Howard Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.