Allies Win The War! - 21st Amendment Brewery
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2.5/5 rDev -34.2%
Poured into a snifter on 2/20/12
Dull, medium brown settles with a hint of rust and sun-drenched ruby when held to the light. One finger head thins rapidly to a patch of bubbles, though the start of good lace remains.
Goodness, the dates walk all over the aroma - they're musty, earthy and have hints of something like mushrooms. It smells alternately dirty and soapy. Some other crowded aromas are herbal hops, soap, air freshener, dirt, prune, raisins, tasted bread and mild notes of burnt sugars. Some suggestions of caramel, toffee, tangy roast and leather.
Tastes ok. Toasted sugars - brown sugar, caramel and maybe faint molasses. Hints of burnt coffee buried deep down. Maybe even a pinch of cocoa powder? The dates come through strong here, too - it's a dry, vapid, musty earth and nut flavor. Tangy overtones. Beyond that, it isn't very complex.
The feel tries to be medium but misses the mark at best; the edges are especially thin and watery. Carbonation is a bit high, but I don't mind it so much as it detracts from the taste of the beer. Is the finish as musty as the rest of it? Oh yeah.
It started off unpleasant while cold. After it warms up some, it's tolerable. I'll tally that in the "win" column for 21st Amendment. Would I buy another one? No. Will I finish this glass? Yes.
02-21-2012 06:45:21 | More by Ryan011235
2.6/5 rDev -31.6%
Purchased at World Wines & Liquor in Mentor a long while ago as a part of an interesting looking four pack in a box covered in newspaper print, I poured the contents of this can into a clean, clear glass. "Canned on" date of 10/26/11 stamped on the bottom of the can.
A Translucent dark body that glows mahogany in front of direct light under a light brown creamy smooth head that clings nicely to the inside of the glass.
S Medium malt, dark fruit and, yes, dates (can mentions that it is brewed with dates) rise up from the creamy head.
T Strong dark fruit presence in this one with a not so well hidden alcohol content and a bite of bitter hops near the end on the back of my tongue which is not all that pleasing.
M A bit harsh as suggested in my taste notes. It is possibly to style but it is off-putting to me.
D Not all that high. I would reach for other less harsh beers than this. I admit this is not my favorite style.
06-15-2012 03:59:07 | More by adamette
Allies Win The War! from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.