Fireside Chat - 21st Amendment Brewery
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3.13/5 rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: pours a deep brown with a slight reddish hue, call it mahogany. a finger of deep off white head sits atop and fades to a small mat after a decent time.
S: smells of spices, toffee and a little bit of plumb. very sweet on the nose
T: toffee up front, some spices like nutmeg and a hint of cinnamon, a bit of dark fruit, slight toastyness from the malt and some sugary sweetness. slight herbalness on the back end. aftertaste is hard to describe but it's like spice mixed with some hops and a bit more residual sugar
M: medium with active and slightly prickly carbonation, a little drying on the swallow
O: solid beer but the finish on the swallow really ruins it. glad I only got the one. overall it's not bad and if the aftertaste was cleaner and the flavors played better it would get higher marks. up until that point it was a solid B.
Serving type: can
01-30-2013 04:19:24 | More by SHODriver
4.38/5 rDev +27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This was a 12 oz. can poured into a mug.
It pours a opaque black with no particles evident in the beer. It smells sweet like vanilla and maybe ginger or some other spice. I feel that it is nicely balanced and welcomed. I love the spices of this beer. It has a warming very pleasant taste of vanilla and then fades to the other spices as well as to the malts of this beer which are rich. I taste lots of sweet tastes which escape me but I definitely get vanilla. I like this beer and would order it again especially if on tap.
Serving type: can
01-28-2013 02:25:14 | More by brewdude1982
3.68/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I bought a couple cans of Fire3side Chat at Total Wine & More in Spokane. Poured in to a pint glass.
Pours a walnut brown color, translucent , with a foamy beige one finger head. The foam is fairly sticky and laces the side of the glass in a broad ring.
Smell is a darkly sweet aroma, with some dark fruit and rum notes. Dates, plums and a bit of a rum fruitcake aroma.
Taste is a lot like the smell, rich dark fruit flavors, a little spice and rum flavor. Just a touch of alcohol heat on the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly cloying, with a heavy sweet aftertaste.
Overall a nice winter warmer. A little long on the sweet flavors.
Serving type: can
01-28-2013 00:36:09 | More by RJLarse
3.74/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Poured into my Chimay chalice, this winter warmer poured a deep ruby brown color with an off-white, finger width head. Average retention, the resulting lace was spotty, with fair stick.
Smell - Really sweet, fruity smell, like dried pieces of stone fruit: peach, apricot and/or prune. Hints at bready malts.
Taste - Follows the nose, and then some. Big bread notes, complimented well by the strong fruit and spice character, a touch of bitter chocolate mid-taste and toward the back end, then finishes like burnt bread with a moderate amount of citrus bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body, with a fair amount of carbonation. Tingles the lips. Finishes somewhat on the dry side of things.
Overall - This is a nice winter warmer. I don't know that I could drink more than a can at a time, but it's certainly festive, and a beer I might turn to for a one-off night cap on a day like Christmas Eve.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2013 07:41:27 | More by TheSixthRing
Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery
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