Red Brick Brick Mason Series #5: The Lost Years - Red Brick Brewing Company
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3.94/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a dark brown body. An aroma of vanilla, whiskey, brown sugar, and dark malt. Some toffee and molasses up front in the flavor with vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon, and herbal hops in the finish. Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish. Not bad, though honestly just not being infected is a relief after past experiences with barrel aged red brick.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2013 00:31:05 | More by nickfl
4.24/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Growler from The Beer Growler in Atlanta, served in a St. Bernardus snifter. "an American Strong Ale brewed with spices and aged in Jim Beam bourbon oak barrels" that are being used for the 2nd time, imparting a more subtle bourbon character, according to Red Brick..
Pours very dark reddish-brown, clear with a moderate size tan head. The head reduces to a partial coat and ring too soon, but then hangs on, leaving attractive lacing on the glass.
Disclaimer: I don't like bourbon and think a number of beers have been harmed by over-exposure to bourbon barrels. Nonetheless, this ale has a fantastic aroma that seems at first to consistent almost entirely of sweet bourbon. There's also a solid malt component, a note of orange peel, some spices, and a trace of oak: these all mesh completely with the bourbon effects. The taste is also exceptional: high complexity; very flavorful yet not challenging; and superb bitter/sweet balance.
O: Art, science and luck all came together in this beer from a brewery known for making good but not great beers. With a marvelous aroma; great flavor, and high complexity, The Lost Years is highly recommended. Red Brick: please make more!
Serving type: growler
05-01-2013 23:07:53 | More by chinchill
3.81/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
A - Pours a touch hazy and muddy in the glass with a nice mahogany color with a finger of creamy light tan head. Foamy lines of lacing ring the glass matching the level of the beer after each sip.
S - Mildly roasty malt with some toasted aspects and touches of caramel. Sweet vanilla, hints of wood. Quite fruity with some spicy and perfumey aromas mixed in. Slightly warm alcohol aroma to round things out.
T - Very smooth. Mild alcohol warmth, malty sweetness with light caramel and some biscuit flavors. Floral and a bit herbal spiciness, sweet, perfumey. Nice vanilla in the middle and finishing with a mix of sweet and some mildy bitter hops.
M - Smooth and creamy texture. Medium body with a low carbonation that works giving a super velvety mouthfeel. Probably the best feature of the beer.
O - Interesting beer. Very nice malty base, subtle but nice barrel addition especially with the vanilla character. Spices give a bit of an odd herbally, perfumey and floral note to the beer that on some sips works and others not as much...a bit of a potpourri type mix that is a bit difficult to describe otherwise.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2013 00:04:57 | More by portia99
Red Brick Brick Mason Series #5: The Lost Years from Red Brick Brewing Company
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