Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard Envy - Red Brick Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev +1%
12oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.
A - Pours a moderately hazy, somewhat dirty brown color with hints of amber. Low carbonation with no real head formation and only a thin wisp of an off-white collar around the edge of the glass.
S - Buttery toffee, caramel, sweet vanilla, brown sugar, burnt sugar, some smooth bourbon, faint woodiness.
T - Sugary sweet aspects hit first with toffee and brown sugar leading the way...mix of other sugars, caramelized sugar, molasses especially. Off-setting hop bitterness which is medium level and sufficient to provide a good balance of sweet and bitter. Smooth and somewhat subtle bourbon notes complement nicely and provide a smooth transition from the initial sweet to the finishing bitterness. Vanilla blends in lightly to add some more smoothness.
M - Medium body...not quite as full as I'd like but well within the bounds of the style. Low carbonation breathes a hint of life into the beer, but stays well short of creating any kind of tingle. Layers of sweet in various forms of sugars gives this a thin, syrupy feel. Bourbon gives just a bit of a kick and leaves a lingering warmth that is quite welcome.
T - Definitely one that develops more as it warms in the glass. Scarily easy drinking for a BA Barleywine - could be dangerous if multiple bottles were on hand. Nice barrel integration that doesn't overpower...well done - adds a layer of complexity to what seems to be a pretty good base beer to begin with.
05-01-2014 22:40:16 | More by portia99
4.26/5 rDev +5.4%
Bottle purchased at Ale Yeah! in Decatur, GA.
poured into travel tulip.
Deep amber almost brown color with white froathy head. Awesome sweet dried fruit and bourbon woody aroma...really friggin nice.
Nice tobacco cocoa woody vanilla bourbon flavor - dried fruit notes linger. Nice flavor...really nice. Slightly hoppy bitter finish.
Its a bit thin...weirdly so - with so much going on in the flavor its weird that its so thin...so major minus there...but it does make it rather chugable so plus there...
Actually a really nice BW. Highly impressed by this one. In fact, its one of the better BW ive had. Id get again for sure. This is one id like to try multiple variants of - BA version, vanilla...yada yada...but regardless...its one where a bunch should be aged like Big Foot, Sucaba, or Goose Island...I think it delicious now, but it would be awesome to try a vintage one.
Anyway...realle nice BW...
04-04-2014 01:44:59 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.79/5 rDev -6.2%
Bottle given to me by RB's Scotchzi. Poured into a snifter. Deep reddish brown with a finger's worth of tan head that faded into a thick collar and good amount of wisps. Good lacing. Aroma is molasses, sweet nuts (pecan or hazelnut) and toffee. Light body and low carbonation, but a sticky mouthfeel. Taste is much like the aroma: toffee and nutty with lots of grainy sweetness. I typically don't like Red Brick, but this is one of their best IMHO.
03-25-2014 02:17:46 | More by mverity
4.03/5 rDev -0.2%
12oz bottle poured into a globe.
A- Pours a deep dark brownish-amber, fast head that fades to a thin ring with light lacing. Small bubbles escape to the surface of the glass.
S- Bourbon, burnt sugar, fig, raisin, toffee, leather, tobacco, some alcohol burn on the nose and some sweet malt finish. Very nice and complex. The bourbon shines the most.
T- Bourbon, vanilla, roasted marshmallow, cereal, graham cracker, toffee, some hop bitterness, raisin and fig as it warms, and toffee. Not as complex as the nose.
M- Washes the palate clean, micro bubbles, thin viscus body, alcohol is present.
O- What an amazing beer. Truly under the radar when it comes to top notch BA Barelywines. I will continue to drink this as long as they make it.
03-19-2014 00:30:13 | More by NCalement
4.34/5 rDev +7.4%
Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Mr. Dunderbak's. Served in a goblet.
A: Hazy deep brown, with a thin fluffy layer of foam and low visible carbonation.
S: Caramel malts, booze, vanilla oak, raisins and dark fruit.
T: Sweet caramel maltiness and toffee up front, then some bourbon burn and sweetness over a bit of resin and citrus hop bitterness. Tons of vanilla and oaky tannins, with toasted caramel, hop bitterness and raisins on the exhale.
M: Significant alcohol presence but not overly hot. Low carbonation sensation, and average weight to the mouthfeel.
O: This was really damn tasty. It may not be truly in the mix for best in class, but if not it's awfully close. I believe it's at least earned a place in an upcoming barleywine tasting. Excellent, and highly recommended.
03-17-2014 02:30:42 | More by macrosmatic
Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard Envy from Red Brick Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.