Big Rock McNally's Extra Ale - Big Rock Brewery
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Reviews by niangelo:
3.85/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured an interesting shade of orange-copper with red highlights. 1.5 cm creamy head dissapated in a couple minures, leaving arches of lacing that slipped of the glass wall in a few seconds.
Smells a touch metallic, I catch hops, caramel notes and smooth malt.
Taste - this one is meant to be served warmer. I pour it fairly cold and it almost seems metallic, but I drink it slow and let it warm and mellow - soon the character emerges in the form of a smooth caramel, ruddy malts, and a large bitter hop contrast at the end. Goes down well with the dark finish at the end, and tastes just like something called an "Extra strong" Irish Ale should. Nice little beer from Big Rock.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2005 06:15:46 | More by niangelo
More User Reviews:
2.65/5 rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Snappy two-finger head rises from a brown/red brew. Nothing overly noteworthy, no lacing.
Caramel, mild spice, zero presence of hops... Pretty mild.
Very hot, not much blending happened here... Boozy, boozy, boozy. Loads of cinnamon, glazed caramel, ginger, spicy... Way wet, super dry, harshly drinkable, carbonation is too much for me.
Errr... This is CraftBeer, Canada, eh? Can a guy get a better beer next time he visits a foreign country? This is a boozy, hot, caramel/spiced mess. I had very high hopes for this one, but it falls short. It's ok and not nearly a drainpour, but could certainly be improved, IMO. Seems like something massed produced...
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 02:50:33 | More by chugalug06
3.55/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the tap, pours nice amber with rich, creamy head that lasts a bit.
Smell is neutral, a bit of grains, but mild.
Light, balanced flavor. Caramel, make presence, a bit of bitter hops, some alcohol burn on the finish, but only mildly.
Easy to drink, light and crisp, clean finish.
Serving type: on-tap
10-08-2013 10:29:08 | More by kindacold
Big Rock McNally's Extra Ale from Big Rock Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.