Scratch Beer 83 - 2012 (¿Impending Descent?) - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Ratings: 244 | Reviews: 54 | Display Reviews Only:
3.83/5 rDev -7.5%
Into my Lost Abbey glass she goes.
Pitch black and syrupy, topped by one inch of mocha-colored fizz.
Short ribs. Smoky meat, tangy barbecue sauce, a touch of soy. Bitter cocoa, lots of alcohol.
More chocolates here. Cocoa nibs meet smoke and a hint of metallic tang, then give way to bits of vanilla and date. Flashes pf teriyaki. The swallow brings the bitter, both from spicy hops and torched malt. Smooth finish.
Medium body, good silky quality. Fizzy as it moves. Hot on the tongue from booze.
A little boozy. Very heavy in flavor. A big, black beast.
07-29-2014 04:56:54 | More by Phelps
4.36/5 rDev +5.3%
12oz bottle into tulip. Thanks Josh!
A: Pours black and viscous with a dense finger of mocha colored head that slowly faded into a faint collar.
S: Huge and rich notes of deep dark malt, dark chocolate, sweet fudge brownie, leather, and maybe a hint of dark fruit. Very rich smelling but there is not a trace of alcohol to be found.
T: Follows the nose with potent flavors of lightly bitter dark chocolate, sweet fudge, deep roasted malt, and dark leather. I get notes of blackberry and dark fruits in the finish, and the aftertaste is full of lingering chocolate and roast.
M: Huge full body, viscous and extremely chewy mouthfeel, and very airy and frothy carbonation that bubbles up in my mouth after each sip. No trace of alcohol burn, almost no bitterness. Very smooth and decadent.
O: I was pleasantly surprised by how good this one was. Nothing the most complex stout, but it doesn’t have anything off putting to me. I never had it fresh, but after couple years in the bottle this is drinking perfectly. Thanks again StormKing47.
06-04-2014 02:26:58 | More by scottfrie
4.18/5 rDev +1%
A dark tan head rests calm and thick across this black and brown brew.
Aroma is rich with milk chocolate, caramel, plum and raisin. Got mincemeat? Yes.
Tastes dry and woody up front. Its syrupy with the caramel finding place after a few sips. Some cardamom, dark fruit and licorice find their way. Can be astringent at times.
Heavy for sure, but warming all the way through makes for a nice sipper on a cool spring eve.
03-28-2014 02:13:24 | More by stephens101
Scratch Beer 83 - 2012 (¿Impending Descent?) from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.