Sinister Kid | Trillium Brewing Company

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118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malevolently dark in color, yet indulgently complex in character. This Belgian strong ale pours copper-brown with a delicate nose of spicy pepper, toasted malt, fig, raisons, and light earth. Peppery farmhouse yeast qualities continue on the palate with nuanced complementary flavors of semi-sweet caramel and dark fruit. The finish is deceptively smooth and moderately dry with a pleasantly warming hint of alcohol.

MALT: Pilsner, Abbey, Carafa III

HOPS: US Goldings

Added by JCTetreault on 03-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
7.44%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
24
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle dated 10/29/15, served in my Trillium tulip. Dark, nearly opaque, with plum highlights. A fairly vigorous pour yields a finger of bubbly, creamy foam which fades off quickly. Smell: Oily, yeasty, earthy, sharp and fruity. Taste: Brown sugar caramel, raisins and plums, orange pith, with rum and spicy earth booziness lingering. Feel: Full and chewy, moderate-to-low carbonation puts the robust fruit notes front and center. Overall, super enjoyment of a style I don't have a lot of experience with. Not knowing what I was getting, I only picked up 3 bottles - I won't make that mistake again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, some dark fruit (berries, cherries) and some rich roasted malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a bready Belgian yeast, dark fruit (berries, raisins), roasted malts and some earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Notes from 1/15/15

A - 3 fingers of fluffy, fizzy light brown head. Dark brown body with reddish hues when held to the light. Light just barely seeps through. Head dissipates to about 1 finger. Good lacing.

S - Musty. LEather. Dried dark fruit. Earth. Brown sugar.

T - Nice mellow dark fruit. Brown sugar. Pepper. Leather in the back. Sweet finish balanced out by light roasted coffee-like bitterness (citrusy). Some booze.

M - Medium-high carb. Tingling sweetness.

O - As it warms, the M becomes velvety and pillowy but the booze is a little heavier. Depth of the fruit truly comes out as it warms.

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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.9 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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