Toffee Holiday Ale - River Dog Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.06/5 rDev -14.3%
Advertised as a Winter Warmer - "Amber Belgian Ale" ... "simmered with Belgian candy sugar and chocolate covered toffees"...
Half inch head that fades to a nice amount of lacing. A near opaque reddish brown. Looks very promising in a Goblet.
Faint hard to place smell but that seems appropriate.
Started with several different tastes seem to be fighting it out... the underlying ale (not great), a second flavor that's hard place (not particularly chocolate or toffee like, but appropriate to a winter warmer), and maybe something metallic? Much, much better as it warms up and the seasonal character comes to the fore.
Ok mouthfeel, but perhaps a bit oily and it lingers. The oiliness fades as it warms.
If we tried it again we'd let it sit for a while first.
01-03-2014 22:43:38 | More by Bernoulli
4/5 rDev +12%
Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a ruby red coloring, deep and dark, with a boldness to it. Filmy halo, off-white, sits on the surface. Aromas of rich toffee, fig, raisin, and date. Smells heavy. Flavors are super-rich, with old world fruits running wild on the palate. Very tasty. Great balance of date, plum, dark cherry, and raisin. Smooth, slick, velvety body with a tart and richly sweet and earthy aftertaste. The finish is an oil-slick, reminding you how heavy and tasty each sip is. Great beer!
01-27-2014 02:07:12 | More by GarthDanielson
Toffee Holiday Ale from River Dog Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.