Angel Of Death | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by orangesol on 11-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours pitch black with a small half finger tall off white head, dissipating to a light ring around the edges, leaving spotty trails of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of woody oak, raw bourbon, chocolate malt, faint saison funk, some apricot fruitiness and a dash of hops. So damn much going on in this one, really hard to pick it all apart.

T - Starts off with a mix of chocolate malt, oak and warming bourbon slowly giving way to hints of dulled apricots, light hop bitterness and some mild saison funk. Finish is sweet with plenty of heat, lingering long after the finish. Quite the mix of flavors, each sip bringing something new to the forefront, just not sold on that being a good thing.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, bitter, boozy feel throughout. Almost tastes sour but I don't think it actually is, more the combo of flavors clashing with each other.

O - Much like the brewery, I am not even sure what to classify this as. It has so much going on that it is really hard to nail down all of the flavors from sip to sip. One of the most...unique beers I have had to date.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Old notes from a review I did quite awhile back when they were running a special on half priced growler fills. Poured into a matching can glass, the brew appears brown with khaki head that fades leaving spotty lace.

The aroma is tangy with fruity alcohol, solvent almost infused with vodka, raisons and not much else...almost vegetative aspect towards the back.

The taste is also boozy with solvent alcohol imparting almost a cider-like finish. No real malt character to speak of, just boozy and cidery.

This is light bodied with modest carbonation. A big alcohol impact and not much else. Would not drink again.

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Angel Of Death from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 16 ratings