John Henry 3 Lick Spiker Ale - Cold Spring Brewing Co.
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Reviews by fizzy:
4.4/5 rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Stopped by the brewery and had one "on-tap"yesterday. The rich creamy head persisted through the whole glass. The brewery is the only place I know that serves it like that since I do most of my drinking at home.
I have had in bottles and can honestly say that on tap this brew actually improves. This is a one glass ale, however, since at the +9% ABV you can go to far to fast. I've got a few bottles aging in the basement, it will be fun to see how it ages over the next year or so.
I agree with the others here about the ale and it's quality. I had a chance to speak with the brew master about it and the other (blech) Cold Spring varieties. Also bought a couple of the new Cold Spring bottom etched glasses. They work with other brands too, as my testing at home last night proved. :-)
I put away a bottle of this brew in 3-11 and opened it this evening. Cooled down to just above 40 the ale had taken well to the aging. At over 1.5 years old this ale is smooth, flavorful, and easy to take. Better now after aging than when first purchased. This is not my favorite even among those Cold Spring makes, but darn good anyway!
Serving type: on-tap
12-05-2009 14:50:26 | More by fizzy
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4.14/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
bought a single bottle from Beers of the World, March 2014. Poured into a pint, served cool.
appearance: opaque lignite brown with a 1 finger khaki head.
smell: Bourbon, Brown Sugar, Molasses, vanilla.
taste: toasted brown malt, some charred barley with some burnt toast bitterness.
overall: taste doesn't live up to aroma but it is a nice dark ale, enjoyable and drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2014 12:42:10 | More by fx20736
John Henry 3 Lick Spiker Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.