Fireside Chat - 21st Amendment Brewery
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4.78/5 rDev +39%
This beer pours a dark mohogany color with a thik, fluffy brown head. The head fades slowly, leaving a thick lace.
This beer has a pleasent, mild nutmeg aroma. I get a slight cinnimon aroma also. It has a mild, toffee like malty aroma as well.
This beer tastes like it smells. I like the mild, but noticable nutmeg flavor.
This beer is crisp, and refreshing. It leaves a spicy nutmeg like aftertaste. Carbonation is medium.
This beer might make a decent session beer. It is a little high in alcohol, and that is about the onl;y problem I see with it.
Overall: I liked this beer quite a bit. I am surprized it is rated so low. It is well balanced, with a nice flavor.
11-24-2011 21:50:55 | More by OStrungT
4.63/5 rDev +34.6%
A- straight from the can; I was at work and wasn't fast enough to get one of the snifters
S- crazy complex - fruity, malty and deep
T- like nothing like I've ever had; the taste follows the nose almost to a 'T', extremely rich with sweet dark plum and a bit of licorice - it's hard to explain other than it's a rich brew...
M- thinner than I was expecting (I was expecting a heavy liquid - don't know why) but rich nonetheless
D- your not going to sit down and finish a 4-pack off but a nice, rich end to a meal for sure... and if your not used to a rich, fruity beer I doubt your going to like this. If your a novice and interested in this beer I suggest finding a single can or find some friends to go in on a 4-pack.
Would think that a hot-out-of-the-oven chocolate brownie with hot chocolate sauce on it would be a perfect pairing for this...
11-23-2010 23:55:22 | More by ardeano
4.55/5 rDev +32.3%
A - Dark brown with a little bit of head.
S - Smell some spices.
T - Really enjoyable. Warm malty flavor. Alcohol is not overwhelming. Caramel hints.
M - Excellent. Creamy, with light carbonation. Medium body.
D - I really enjoyed this beer. I could drink several of them and will be drinking it again.
11-07-2010 23:49:58 | More by BeerDawgs
4.47/5 rDev +29.9%
Straight outta the can, so appearance here is completely the artwork. It smells like Christmas and the taste carries through as well. A lot of spice, but not all upfront and even kind of cinnamonny at the end. At 7.8% you might be expecting a very hoppy beer, but the spices do a lot to balance out the hoppy-ness, which scores points with me. I tend to prefer maltier brews. Carbonation was perfect in my can. You don't even realize it's 8% until you stand up to get the second one and fall back down. Didn't see any elves, though, like the one FDR is chatting up on the artwork. Very enjoyable brew. Even at $10 a 6er, I'll be going back for some more.
12-13-2010 02:04:43 | More by binkman
4.45/5 rDev +29.4%
ok, I had this beer last year and remembered its greatness, so I bought a case this year. 12oz pours into a pint glass. head brings the level up to the very brim of pint glass. great lacing and average retention. color is dark amber/ dark brown with red hues.
Smell is spicy like a pumpkin ale. nutmeg and all spice.
The taste is straight English brown ale meets American stout and has a baby. The outcome is fireside chat ale and the spices stack on top of this making this grandious and delicious. This beer is fucking exquisite. great winter warmer beer.
The finish contains caramel/brown sugar notes and a nutmegy spice character. good stuff here!
overall: you are a moron not to buy this case. as a hophead this is at the opposite spectrum of flavors for my preference but this beer takes the cake in the category winter warmers.
I'm proud to make this beer my 50th review!
12-12-2011 03:13:02 | More by GreenJetta912
4.43/5 rDev +28.8%
This brew seems to be taking a hit for not matching the style, but if you ignore that, this is a very tasty 7.9% offering.
The taste is very well balanced with the spices covering the sweetness of the malt perfectly. Mouth feel comes off as almost creamy but takes a slightly carbonated edge at the finish.
Not sure where the one reviewer came up with the sour taste as these cans offer nothing of the sort.
A very independent brew!
10-18-2011 23:15:44 | More by bobbinalong
Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.