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Menagerie #3 Redux | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is different from Menagerie #3. Please make sure your review is for the correct beer.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a scattered sheet of surface foam.

S- Signature scotch ale aroma with sweet, lightly roasted malt and a bit of alcohol fume. Also a bit of stale dark bread.

T- The flavor is balanced at first, but then the sweet malt creeps in along with a flash of booze and things are very intense from there. A bit of whiskey plus little notes of dark fruit and dark bread. Pretty complex and mostly drinkable, but in the end it's a sipper. Chocolate aftertaste.

M- A bit dry but also syrupy. Medium-low carbonation and a hefty body.

O- Though I'm not generally a fan of this style, I like the sweetness of this one. Also, the fact that it's an imperial scotch ale while also being drinkable strikes my fancy.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1642nd Review on BA
Bottle to snifter

Thanks to Mdaschaf

App- Dark brown, coca-cola pour. A nice tall 1-1/2 finger head that was tight compacted bubbles and a light tan. A bit overcarbed with the amount of sheen on it. A bit of a lighter center as well.

Smell- Nothing like I expected. Thin, whizpy booze and some odd malt flavors. I will be the 1st to call infection. No bourbon, no sweetness of the scotch ale.

Taste- Well I really had high hopes for this one. This was very infected and not sure with what. All flavor was lost and way to prickly. A flat over carbed sugary soda really. A bit of a malty flavor. About it. Lost all bourbon and oak and vanilla.

Mouth- Light body and high carbed.

Drink- Sadly infected.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter. This was opened at the August Baltimore BA tasting.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Sweet grain with some dark fruit, cherry notes, and some banana that I assume is from the yeast. Lots of caramel from the malt.

Taste: Sweet malt with some grain. Fruity notes are there, mainly cherry and raisins. The banana is there, but not as much as in the smell. Some alcohol heat in the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is just on the syrupy side with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really sweet beer, but that was to be expected. I enjoyed it.

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Cheers to THE CPJ!

Pours a burnished dark amber with an off-white haze and slight bubbly ring. Deep aromas of butterscotch, caramel, molasses, sweet malt, Bourbon, and brown sugar. Sweet, buttery, and a bit boozy, but quite nice. Taste is similar to the nose, more sweet malt, Bourbon, caramel, and toffee. Little bit of oxidation, and there's a slightly musty vegetal thing going on that I'm not digging much, but it's still an enjoyable brew. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly sticky, with a medium-full body and decent carbonation. Overall a pretty nice barrel-aged Scotch Ale, but it's no Backwoods Bastard.

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Appearance: Pours a brown ice tea color with a modest head that splashes a bit of lacing around

Smell: Caramel, brown bread, toasted nuts, vanilla and a bit of Bourbon

Taste: Caramel, brown sugar and toasted brown bread, up front, with the nuts, vanilla and Bourbon flavors developing by mid-palate; caramel and earthy flavors dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I would be hard-pressed to identify this as a Wee Heavy in a blindfolded tasting as it tastes a bit more like an English Barleywine with just a touch of barrel aging; no peat, not much Bourbon (not necessarily a bad thing); nicely drinkable but it lacks complexity

Thanks, mdaschaf, for the opportunity

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Menagerie #3 Redux from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 45 ratings