Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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4/5 rDev +4.7%
Pours a ruddy mahogany color with a soapy head and plenty of lace. Aroma is fully malty and has just a kiss if smoke. Reminds me of the smell of a mild aged scotch but of course faintly. In the taste, malty with some piney, resinous hops providing expert balance. Toast, caramel, brown sugar and hops. Disguises the alcohol very well. Full bodied with a soft carbonation, wasnt pouring well but drank just fine. Overall this is a smooth American Strong Ale, can hit with the best of them.
08-05-2014 21:31:34 | More by Stinkypuss
4.06/5 rDev +6.3%
Brewer's choice inclusion in the sample case.
Pours very dark. A cloudy copper brown color with a dense clump of evened-out khaki foam. Looks rich. Plus plus.
Red malts with a chocolatey, barleywine vibe. Roasty aromas are prevalent, but want to get lost in the caramel malt sweetness. Moderate earthy hop with a plasticine phenol note. Semi-fruity with hints of red apple and date. Nice.
Mellow spice in the hops with much attention devoted to a burnt sugar, caramel, semi-fruity malt. Earthiness builds in the middle with more hop flavor than bitterness, and enough of it to go around. A little bit more of that chocolate is going a long way. More than smacked by a blanket of kilned barley malt and dark fruit nuances. Pleasant with a subtle sweetness that I adore. Booze is not head-rearing, but steady and somber. It's a great drink for almost 9%. Carbonation is on-key, and the body is buttery and filled-out to great effect. Premium mouthfeel for an Imperial Amber. No points docked for style, either. Would order this over most strong ales and barleywines that meet near the middle of the Venn Diagram. Awesome.
05-21-2014 20:07:22 | More by thecheapies
Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.