Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by dwilson01:
4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
poured from a 12oz into my new belgium tulip glass, a very dark brown colored body, tan mocha colored head which clings to the glass well as it dissipates.
The smell alludes a slight spiciness; nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, and orange peel and has a solid malty scent giving off a chocolate aroma.
The flavor is exactly what I expected from the smell but much more dense, its got a malty sweetness which I get throughout the entire tasting which supplies the molasses, roasted chesnut, and slightly chocolate flavored backbone of the brew. The cherry on top is the excellent balance of spicing I get in there, cinnamon and nutmeg in the fore with a tinge of cloves along with a bite of orange peel spice. I'm a fan.
The mouthfeel is great, thick enough to be a porter but the spices supply such variety to the palate that it doesn't weigh you down at all. A great wintertime sipper which has been my favorite in the Sam Adams winter pack in the past.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2010 03:25:00 | More by dwilson01
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4.18/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a rich dark brown, almost black with ruby undertones. A medium sized tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a lot of thin lacing.
Smell is heavy in caramel and cocoa, a lot of citrus as well dark fruits, and a faint amount of cinnamon and ginger.
Taste is sweet chocolate, caramel, and toffee malts up front. The spices come through, especially towards the finish which all together makes for a really nice flavor profile front to back as the chocolate remains strong throughout. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.
Overall, a really good, balanced winter warmer, always worth having a few each year.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 04:10:45 | More by HuskerTornado
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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