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Jackie Tar - MacLeod Ale Brewing Company

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 18
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
MacLeod Ale Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-19-2014

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 18
Reviews by charlzm:
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Photo of augustgarage
3.66/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Hand pulled from an Angram beer engine into a 10oz nonic. Brief notes:

Seal brown yet clear with an ecru collar.

Dark candy notes with brown sugar and even a whisper of anise in the nose.

Loam, coffee, chocolate, maybe a touch of roast barley...very low bitterness (25 IBUs) with hints of breakfast tea and cream. Medium dry finish with very slight astringency (not at all unpleasant). Well rounded and quaffable.

Basically still with next to no carbonation, faintly oily with a medium-light mouthfeel.

Clean, decidedly inoffensive, closer to a brown porter than what I'd think of as a "brown stout," though since so few are brewing true "historical" styles, I'll not assume I have greater knowledge than the brewer of something rarely produced today. Was expecting more character though (though the risks you might take to achieve it as a home-brewer probably don't scale well). (884 characters)

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3.76/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Modernrickk
3.96/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwswigs
4.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On cask at MacLeod Ale Brewing Company in Van Nuys, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted nut, and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with roasted malt, nut, and slight cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great aromas and flavors packed into its small ABV. (647 characters)

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3.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.8/5  rDev n/a

Photo of fishyakLA
4.41/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is very local to me. I live less than 5 mi. from the brewery. I may have to go visit. Had this beer as part of a flight at Boneyard Bistro. Its taste is stout. The complexity is there. But it is "thinner" and sports a comparatively low ABV. The result is VERY drinkable. So much so, that when I found a bottle at Whole Paycheck, I was a happy buyer. Mouthfeel-wise, if you like "Old Engine Oil" which is listed as a porter, I think you would like this one. A nice new local brew to add to the neighborhood. (526 characters)

Jackie Tar from MacLeod Ale Brewing Company
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