Sisyphus - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by eclipse54:
3.35/5 rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A 12 ounce bottle that I won in an LIF put on by the generous turfy. He sent me a box of Texas-brewed products and included this 2010 bottle. Thank you! Into the DFH signature glass it goes...
A moderate pour yields about an inch of eggshell white heat, comprised of abundant tiny, nay, microscopic bubbles, atop a burnt orange and copper colored body. The body is rich enough in color to appear nearly opaque, giving off a warm, deep orange glow when held to the light of the computer screen. Legs of wet lacing are left clinging to the walls of the glass.
The smell is prominently of spicy hops, even having been stored this long, some caramel and toffee undertones, and bits of brown sugar. Really, the hops just carry this nose though.
The taste is strongly reminiscent of an older DIPA, with the hops leading on the tongue before some faint caramel takes hold. The toffee that was present in the nose really isn't noticeable on the tongue, and the taste is actually somewhat thin and watery. A warming alcohol presence finishes it off.
Mouth is much lighter than I expected for the style, being quite thin with seemingly little carbonation. Not bad, just unsuspected.
Overall, a decent American barleywine, but it certianly reminds me of why I like their English counterparts so much more.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2011 23:23:21 | More by eclipse54
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3.58/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured cold to a heady topper stemless a deep, dark, murky copper, with a super thin, quickly dissipating tan head that leaves a thin rim on the surface of the beer.
Aroma of dark, buttery sugars and dark cherries.
Big bodied, little carbonation, smooth-ish, medium heat, sweet.
Dark sugars, sticky sweet, muted flavors. This one may be past it's sweet spot.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 01:34:20 | More by robwestcott
Sisyphus from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.