Rackhouse Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by drgonzo3705:
4.47/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I'd like to Thank myself for cracking this one open. I truly am generous beyond all belief. From Mr. Stewarts noggin:
A: Beautiful deep amber color with a light head with thin ring around the edge.
S: Woody sweet vanilla bourbony goodness. Enough said.
T: Vanilla and wood smack your palate as a pleasant sweetness rides underneath.
M: Medium body with just enough carbonation to keep me happy.
D: I still have to finish this growler, and I'm definitely not dreading it. I'm glad this is a once a year pub exclusive because I think it makes it that much better.
Serving type: growler
10-17-2009 03:51:56 | More by drgonzo3705
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3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour is hazy copper amber with a tan head. Nose is fairy sweet with a good amount of wood and notes of bourbon. Notes of berries, vanilla, and toffee. Taste is quite sweet. Wood is a bit more moderate with a nice bourbon interplay. There are layers of toffee, vanilla, caramel and cherry in the back. Stronger carbonation with a relatively drinkable body and fairly soft palate. Pretty good stuff, taste is a bit more deep and integrated.
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2014 02:43:19 | More by cpetrone84
3.58/5 rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served in a sampler cup at the GL BA Blackout release.
A. This brew is a very cloudy, medium orange brown color. A half finger of cream head appears and slowly settles, leaving about a quarter finger behind. Decent lacing. Nothing spectacular, but has a pleasant glow to it. Good.
S. A lot of bourbon, maple, vanilla, creamy malt, and caramel. A very sweet, thick smell, but balanced and with some subtle syrupy nuances. Hints of brown sugar and molasses. Bourbon covers most of it up though.
T. A lot of vanilla, maple, caramel, and some booziness on the back end. Barrel aging is apparent here, as the wood really comes through. A dry, boozy finish. Enjoyable, but just a little bit thin right now. Bourbon overpowers all of it and makes it a little one note. Ho hum.
M. Highly carbonated, perhaps too much so. A distinct thinness to this one. Lackluster.
O. Rackhouse is an interesting beer that I am certainly happy to have tried. But it is a bit thin and boozy at the moment. Just not enough malt to support the heat on this one. Wondering what time will do to this.
Serving type: on-tap
01-17-2012 01:37:59 | More by siege06nd
Rackhouse Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.