Great Lakes Nosferatu - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.35/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a gorgeous dark amber brown color with some ruby hues and oranges depending on the light. The head is massive pillowy rocky light tan color and slowly fades a partial cap and thick tan ring around my snifter. the lace sticks for a bit then slides back into the beer. Very nice.
Smell: Massive aroma of caramel apples just floods my nose. Cinnamon and cherry as well. Some other fruits then a big piece of pineapple and a gently grapefruit with a touch of lime.
Taste: Just like the nose it is caramely and appley through and through. Again I get cherries and spices. Cookie dough and pies. Cinnamon nutmeg vanilla, mango pineapple and grapefruit; and as it finishes the citrus grows. The farther along I get the more I notice the gentle citrus bitterness building on my cheeks as I feel a bit of the hop sting and I like that.
Mouthfeel: The alcohol makes itself known but only lightly and mostly in the mouthfeel and the aftertaste when the hops and alcohol leave a dry sting. I thought the beer was just a little bit too still., It is velvety smooth but with very very little carbonation.
Drinkability: It is a sipper and a great night cap, especially with some of that boozy brandy similarities it works well before bed.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2007 07:55:49 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottled is aged -- best by 11/21/13, so this one probably is a year old!
Pours a deep, deep amber -- almost opaque even. Rich head of tan foam, and nice lattice lacing.
Nose is malty and grainy, with a little diacetyl, and certainly some caramel malts. Pretty typical of the style.
Flavor is rich and malty, with plenty of toasty grains and a heavy body that typifies such a heavy beer alcohol-wise. Tangy bitter touch at the finish. Overall, a surprisingly solid beer for it's age, and quite a big brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 15:38:00 | More by secondtooth
Great Lakes Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,894 ratings.