Loak - De Garde Brewing
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3.86/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12.7 oz bottle, thanks, Brian!
Pouring a dark reddish brown with a dense, brown head with decent retention and minimal lacing, this looks good. The nose is boozy, bourbony, sour and faintly acetic . A woody, tannic character is also quite strong. Vanilla, mild bourbon, unsweetened cocoa, a mild funk and lactic acid round out the nose.
The palate opens with a blend of cocoa dusted dark caramel sweetness, a fruity red wine character , a meaty, lactic bite, pronouncedly so. The mid palate has flavors of coffee, earthy funk and a little roast. Strongly lactic on the finish with a boozy warmth, this beer is medium in body and rather over carbonated. The high carbonation does detract from the feel. Oaky tannins linger on in the finish, drying the palate , along with a bit of preserved lemon. For a de Garde beer, this is quite clean - not messy and frothy/ yeasty like most - and that's an interesting characteristic, as it allows the funk and fermentation byproducts to shine. It does, however, also reveal a rather ordinary base beer. Still, this is solid, but it's amazing how much better Loan Bean was.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 06:18:26 | More by DefenCorps
4.85/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
excited to try this too
a. dark browm. almost black. a little bit of dark paper foam that goes away fast. some little bubbles left.
s. smells good. some coffee and fruit. lots of acid. rich with a lot of stuff.
t. really great. strong acid. coffe and chocolate. red fruits. tasty and complex.
m. medium thick. not heavy. makes it fresh and tasty. very good
o. I like this a lot. maybe as good as the other beer I had. will try again when I can.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2013 17:58:06 | More by PZBREW
4.54/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Wild oak aged imperial stout.
Arrives in a 12 oz snifter.
A: very thin light tan head, quickly dissipates. No lacing. Dark brown with an amber tint at the edge. Looks like flat cola
S: sour tart cherry, dark fruits. Some red wine notes.
T: moderately tart, but not overwhelming. Balanced. Barrel aging is very subtle, as are the roasty notes from the stout base. Does not come across as an imperial stout. Incredibly well balanced and flavorable. Great finish.
M: for the lack of a head, the carbonation itself is spot on. Could use a little more body for the style.
O/D: for their first beer, this one is a huge winner. Great flavor, balanced, and incredibly easy to drink. Maybe a bit too much so at 11%!
Serving type: on-tap
05-31-2013 00:50:37 | More by oregonskibum
Loak from De Garde Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.