Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - A clear amber/red body is topped by a thin off white head. There seems to be some fine dark particulate floating around in the body of the brew, held in suspension. Nothing much for lacing, but that would be expected for a brew with this high of an ABV.
S - The aroma shows just how hot this brew is. The alcohol comes through in a rather large way, followed by some mild fruit, seems like dark cherries. Not hugely aromatic, comes across as being hot and sweet.
T & M - I almost expected this to come across much more alcoholic, just judging from the aroma. I was pleasantly surprised that the alcohol was hidden by a mild cherry flavor. I could still feel the warmth on the swallow though. There is some maltiness that adds a second dimension to this brew. Medium bodied and creamy. The body comes across as smooth and almost soft.
D - This is one of those "one and done" brews, pretty much just because of the ABV. It is quite tasty though and a great example of the style. Certainly worth a try, I would recommend it to my friends.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2011 02:21:37 | More by drizzam
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