Humble Genius - Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Willytee3:
3.91/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Got a 22oz bottle from the Inn on a recent Vermont visit.
Pours a dark chocolate black with thin bubbly tan head that reduces quickly to a bubbly ring with minimal lace. Had a nice spiral film on the second pour into my tulip glass.
Smells of light toffee with a dark malt backbone, hints of vanilla, oak and coffee. Some raisony dark fruit and prune as well. A tad too much brown sugary sweetness.
A surprisingly light body, not much carbonation. Light flavors of toffee, vanilla, and prunes slightly overwhelmed by a dry oaky malt. More like a coffee stout than a belgian strong ale. As this beer warms up the flavors come more into balance but I still do not get any significant contribution from the yeast. A dry finish competes with with the underlying sweetness.
There is some confusion about this beer as it's billed as a Belgian Stout at the Brewery but listed as a Belgian Strong Ale. As a Belgian Stout it seems to forge new territory and is refreshing in that there is not an overpowering amount of alcohol presence just a light cohesive blending of Belgian like flavors delivered in a stout like manner.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2013 05:46:12 | More by Willytee3
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4.35/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap from the Norwich Pub. A really dark, almost black stout-like beer. You don't get a whole lot of the "belgian" aspect in the stout--there is so much flavor going on that the yeast is out of mind. Notes of coffee, subtle chocolate, a sweet finish--but dry as well. Really a nice combination.
This stout was a collaboration between the three brewmasters that Jasper Murdock's has had in the last 20 years. It is a 20th anniversary brew.
Serving type: on-tap
08-24-2013 23:35:26 | More by Wukk
Humble Genius from Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)
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