Craftsman Special Ed - Wet Hopped Edgar's Ale | Craftsman Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
3.36/5
2 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Craftsman Brewing Co.
California, United States
craftsmanbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JTahoe on 12-15-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
2
pDev:
0%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by JTahoe:
Photo of JTahoe
3.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Note: I had this at the Verdugo Bar yesterday and was not overly impressed... I have a suspicion that there may have been something wrong with the delivery, but I can't be sure. And I have not had Edgar's in such a long time I can't make a fair comparison here... plus, as the first reviewer there is nothing else to even check against. But I have great respect for Craftsman and I understand their philosophy of brewing traditional beers with subtle, nuanced flavors rather than big envelope-pushing beers, so my rating numbers skew a bit more positive than if this were just a blind tasting. Final note: Verdugo listed this as an American Stout though the other Edgar's on BA are listed as Russian Imperial Stouts...

A - Deep dark brown, like back coffee, nearly black, with slightly lighter edges and transmitting no light. Light brown thin sudsy head disappears quickly leaving just a minimal, almost nonexistent presence at the edge that clings for its life to the glass.

S - Burt sugar and alcohol with a faint baking chocolate.

T - Hmm...faint initial taste that reveals itself very slowly. Watered down milk chocolate with glints of espresso, toasted grain, but all within a watery serum. hops reveal themselves hear and there with aeration especially on the finish.

M - Like skim milk, almost no carbonation. Slight clinging sweet with an occasional bite rearing its head.

D - Worth a try once, but I am not sure I understand this beer. Perhaps I have become too accustomed to big flavorful craft stouts.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Craftsman Special Ed - Wet Hopped Edgar's Ale from Craftsman Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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