12th Round - RoughTail Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by russpowell:
3.68/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Was so happy to see this in Jenks the other day...
Pours an effervescent chestnut/mahogany with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing
S: Some brown bread, figs & brown sugar & toffee
T: Roastyness, a touch of charcoal, leafy hops, faint figs up front. Figgyness, a touch of raisin, toastyness, dryness & leafy hops as this warms. Finishes fruity, dry, toasty & a kiss of booze & leafy/woody hops & a hint of carob
MF: Firm carbonation, medium body, skews fruity
A decent stab the style lacks body & could be a touch hoppier for my taste. Probably my least favorite from these guys, but still well worth a go. These guys are probably my #2 or at worst #3 in-state brewer!
Serving type: can
01-10-2014 05:06:15 | More by russpowell
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3.66/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a seminal dark brown, bordering on black. Murky and dark, this pours half a finger of tan head. Retention is moderate, as is lacing. Head is comprised of small bubbes.
S: Large roasty notes, with good drops of liquer inspired dark fruit. Dark cherry, strawberry (?!), roasted malt. A touch of chocolate.
T: Big roastiness up front, the same red fruit (cherry, strawberry pectin) flashes across the palate mid swig. Ultimately, a nondescript roastiness/grilled component takes over
M: Light on the tongue, with a slight prickling sensation. Personally, I would like this beer to be chewier. As is, the carbonation inhibits the style.
O: This beer has many redeeming qualitees. I like it for its roastiness and distinct berry quality. However, it lacks depth of flavor and mouthfeel.
Serving type: can
03-07-2014 12:53:07 | More by McStagger
3.83/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
New beer Sunday! Also Groundhog Day, aka DelMontiac's birthday. I saw my shadow today. You're all screwed, lol!
I was pleased to see some RoughTail product show up in the store around the corner from my house. Thanks, Plaza Wine and Spirits! I poured this "American Strong Ale" into my favorite heavy pint glass (which I lovingly refer to as "the anchor") from the tall-boy style can depicting a boxer in what I call low def graphic printing. Topped by a finger of tight eggshell-colored foam, this turbid copper-brown beer reminds me of an old Indian head penny that's been through many a pocket. It reveals a pretty heavy webbing of lace on a clean glass.
The aromas open up a bit upon warming. I get what reminds me of those square Brach's caramels and butter rum candies melting on the stove top for caramel apples. Some apple butter, buttery bread dough, warm pecan pie, toasted nuts, and earthy hops follow.
Much like it's aroma, the flavors are tied up in sweet buttery caramel on the tip of the tongue. Then there's a transition to toasted nuts and finally a grassy hop bittering and slight spirit of alcohol on the finish.
Nice smooth medium feel and a fairly dry finish due to the alcohol.
Overall I like this beer for what it isn't. Many American Strong Ales are without balance and complexity and have an abv that leaves you breathing fire. This has a lot going on and I'm compelled to refer to it as a "double ESB", but what is that, really? RoughTail is a very young brewery and I have a feeling that these young Oklahoma proud boys are going to turn out some really great stuff in the future. Happy Groundhog Day!
Serving type: can
02-02-2014 22:04:36 | More by DelMontiac
4.04/5 rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tall boy can served in a Prairie teku
A - Pours a clear chestnut brown with a solid off-white head. Average retention and lacing.
S - Toasted barley, clean citrus hops, nut bread, caramel, earthy.
T - Follows the nose with toasted barley, toffee sweetness surrounded by earthy tannins, peppery hops add firm but rounded bitterness, English yeast profile, nutty and bready, citrusy hops really starts coming off once warmed. Finishes nice and very dry with pecan like bitter tannins.
M - Lush body with great carbonation, firm but sloshy. Dry tannin-bitter finish.
It's a hybrid English/American strong ale. Strong toffee/barley flavor, toasted with a rounded earth/tannin character. The citrus hops are semi spicy and paired with the firm lushy body makes for a nice drinking beer. This surprised me.
Serving type: can
01-25-2014 02:57:57 | More by StaveHooks
4.01/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a medium brown with some amber highlights. Moderate off-white head with good retention and lacing. Nice malty aroma with some citrus hop notes. Very nice complex flavor with layers of caramel, roast malt and citrus. Medium-full bodied and moderately carbonated. Really hides the alcohol well and very easy-drinking. Very nice effort from this new brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
05-17-2013 21:43:44 | More by BeerRefugee
12th Round from RoughTail Brewing Co.
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