SXNW (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by nimrod979:
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On-tap from awhile ago at the Axe. Taken from notes. Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Dark cola like color. Not quite black. Produces a thicker off white head than I got out of a bottle. Almost no retention and no lacing to speak of though. Bummer.
Aroma: Big on the cinnamon and spice. Chocolate is also a big player. A touch of smoke and toasted pecans.
Taste: The big flavor is the cinnamon spice with several pleasant nuances adding a little complexity. The cocoa nibs add a nice dry powdered chocolate flavor. Toasted pecans show up more in the finish. The chilies, however aren't so much detectable in the taste but add a welcome heat on the back end and mouthfeel.
Mouthfeel: Rich medium full body, but almost no carbonation. The heat the chili adds is nice but not enough to make up for the other short comings on the mouthfeel.
Overall, Widmer has a winner here, wish they could fix the carbonation though. Bottle was the same with the carb. Wish the other flavors would stand up against the cinnamon too. It just takes up too much of the flavor of what could be an excellent beer.
Serving type: on-tap
01-06-2013 22:37:38 | More by nimrod979
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Smooth dark in appearance. Deep strong oak smell that is rich. Smooth chocolate taste that compliments the smell. No after taste and not bitter. Serve colder than usual. This beer has the obvious hint of using chilies in the brewing which gives it the feel of bourbon base
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 19:58:42 | More by DaryleEverett
SXNW (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.