AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev -2.5%
APPEARANCE: Deep brown, close to black, maybe a maroon. About a half-finger of off-white head rests on top and stays in place. Underneath, thousands of tiny bubbles slowly work their way towards the surface around the outside edges. The only unattractive sight here is the big chunks of sediment, but the spectacular lacing makes up for it.
SMELL: Fig, raisins and dark fruit are all over this aroma. The intensity on the nose could be stronger and it more complex.
TASTE: Wonderfully complex. This almost tastes like maple syrup. There’s a ton of brown sugar, plenty of dark fruit and a bigger dose of hops than expected.
MOUTHFEEL: Very sweet up front with a pleasantly drying finish. The body is enormous, but the beer does not sit too heavy. Most beers this big tend to have a mouthcoating feel. This does not. Instead, it feels very smooth and silky going down.
OVERALL: Excellent. As usual AleSmith nailed the style.
08-29-2014 04:51:27 | More by StoneTSR
AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
96 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.