Ichabod Ale 2012 - Alpine Beer Company
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.
A - Pours a deep, dark brown color that appears almost black in the glass. A thick cap of dense, foamy head with a tan color sits 3 fingers high in the glass and lingers for a long, long time. Head slowly falls leaving behind ample webs of lacing that covers every inch of the glass. Excellent looking porter.
S - Plenty of spices in here - nutmeg and cinnamon dominate in a good way. Underneath, there is a nice milk chocolatey aroma, a mild tartness, cocoa powder, faint coffee and roasted malt.
T - Chocolate, heavy nutmeg, cinnamon. Pumpkin flesh, bitter hops, roasty bitterness, lingering hops past the swallow. Milk chocolate comes on more as the beer warms in the glass.
M - Spicy pumpkin pie presence throughout, medium body with a mid-level foamy carbonation, roasty and hoppily bitter well past the swallow.
O - Overall, a very good pumpkin porter. I am so tempted to throw this in a blender with vanilla ice cream and make a pumpkin porter milkshake out of this . Really good example of this substyle. Well balanced...enough pumpkin and spice but still allows the base porter to show thru to complement the seasonal flavors quite well.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2013 00:28:36 | More by portia99
3.98/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Alpine Beer Company
(Aged for 6 months)
Very dark brown, and nearly black in color. Small dark brown head. This leaves the glass messy with one continual sheet of lace. Very pretty porter.
Miscellaneous roast aromas along with a touch of spice and some mild pumpkin character, though the known ingredients may be leading me to that conclusion.
Roast flavors, a very mild chocolate character, mild to moderate bitterness, and a touch of spice and pumpkin. It all comes together very nicely. I'm enjoy this quite a bit.
Medium body with moderate carbonation. Appropriate, though not spectacular.
I'm really enjoying this, after having forgot I had it after buying it fresh 6 months ago.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2013 01:17:15 | More by ehammond1
Ichabod Ale 2012 from Alpine Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.