Enlightened Despot - Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
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4.26/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served from a refrigerated 22oz bomber purchased six days ago at the brewery release party into a goblet.
Appearance - deep, opaque brown, nearly black. Almost no head initially, but curiously a bit effervesced after the pour was done. Dark tan, subsided quickly.
Smell - dark roast malt, coffee, hint of bourbon, woody notes. Some smoke.
Taste - When cold, the alcohol dominates the other flavors, but at room temperature, the palate is much fuller. Sweet on the front-end, but coffee and bourbon come through, along with fairly aggressive hops for a stout.
Mouthfeel - Thick and smooth.
Overall - Best at room temperature or only slightly chilled. Due to high abv, this is a sipping beer, but very satisfying overall.
I was lucky enough to get a preview of this from one of the bourbon barrels on a visit to the brewery back in December. It was awesome then, and it's only better now.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 00:28:47 | More by blbarnett3
Enlightened Despot from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.