The Big Lebrewski | Naked City Taphouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Naked City Taphouse
Washington, United States
nakedcitybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RedDiamond on 12-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
15.05%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought two bombers of Big Lebrewski in November 2013. I waited about a year to drink one, and opened the other earlier this week. Perhaps I waited too long to drink this, but this beer did not age well. It's now fairly sour, and not in a good way.

I asked someone at Naked City if they had heard of any infection issues with Big Lewbrewski, and he said no.

So I'm left wondering if the beer is supposed to taste tart-to-sour, or whether I just got a couple of bad bottles. The beer still has some good flavors lurking beneath the sourness, and I did finish the bottle over a couple of nights (although my wife could not finish hers), so it wasn't quite a drainpour. I'm trying not to slam the beer with exceptionally low ratings, because maybe this is just an anomaly. It sure is a long way from any other stout or imperial stout that I've ever had.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of draheim
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a deep chocolate brown w/ a 1-finger khaki head.

Aroma is dark stone fruit and chocolate up front, followed by a roasty bitterness. Espresso. Earthy.

Taste is vaguely vinous with more of the dark fruit, coffee and chocolate. Bitterness follows on the finish. Good, but seems a little all over the place. Tastes a little over-roasted, astringent.

Mouthfeel is really nice and slick, smooth. Good carbonation.

Overall a unique imperial stout, but compared to a lot of others it comes up a little short.

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: completely black with some brown highlights around the edges. Head is two fingers of frothy dark-tan foam. Quite good indeed.

Smell: very roasty right up front, with subtler chocolate and yeasty character. There also seems to be a pretty big vegetal hoppiness present; not exactly my favorite.

Taste: rich and malty with caramel, toffee, chocolate and coffee notes. Much cleaner and less sharp than the aroma. There's still a little bit of roughness, but the good points are definitely to the fore.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. I would have expected a little more body from this beer, but it's not too bad.

Overall: tasty enough, if a little rough around the edges. Pretty drinkable for a beer of this heft.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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The Big Lebrewski from Naked City Taphouse
3.72 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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