Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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District of Columbia
3.8/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750 mL bottle purchased at Franklin's Pub and Brewery in Hyattsville, MD several months ago, unknown bottling date, poured into a Rogue chalice glass and drank while reviewing over an hour.
A - 3/3 - deep mahogany brown coloration, no clarity (unable to read or see through), intense head on initial pour settled into one finger head that persisted throughout the drinking; moderate alcohol legs; moderate carbonation that reagitates on the swirl
S: 9/12 - some really unique aromas here with a mix of subtle tart (definitely some Brett in there) and barrel qualities; some alcohol also peeks through on the nose; no detectable malt or hops; no off-flavors either
T: 16/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's some sour flavors that immediately pop and are quickly accompanied by barrel-aged notes - vanilla, oak and caramel; subtle caramel and toffee malt flavors also pop; finishes moderately dry and not cloying, some alcohol notes too
M: 4/5 - moderate-to-full bodied, moderate carbonation and creaminess, some alcohol fullness to boot
O: 8/10 - had not idea what to expect going into this pour other than reading on the bottle that this is a barrel-aged ale from two of my favorite breweries, Sierra Nevada and Boulevard; I definitely wasn't expecting tart/sour flavors so that was a pleasant surprise; my major gripe with this beer is that there might be too much going on such that it is non-committal and confuses the palate; nevertheless, it's worth a drinking at a nice price point ($13.99 for the 750 mL bottle)
TOTAL - 41/50
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 04:38:22 | More by MNishCT77
Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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