Humble Genius | Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)

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Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)
Vermont, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Wukk on 08-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by Willytee3:
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3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Got a 22oz bottle from the Inn on a recent Vermont visit.

Pours a dark chocolate black with thin bubbly tan head that reduces quickly to a bubbly ring with minimal lace. Had a nice spiral film on the second pour into my tulip glass.

Smells of light toffee with a dark malt backbone, hints of vanilla, oak and coffee. Some raisony dark fruit and prune as well. A tad too much brown sugary sweetness.

A surprisingly light body, not much carbonation. Light flavors of toffee, vanilla, and prunes slightly overwhelmed by a dry oaky malt. More like a coffee stout than a belgian strong ale. As this beer warms up the flavors come more into balance but I still do not get any significant contribution from the yeast. A dry finish competes with with the underlying sweetness.

There is some confusion about this beer as it's billed as a Belgian Stout at the Brewery but listed as a Belgian Strong Ale. As a Belgian Stout it seems to forge new territory and is refreshing in that there is not an overpowering amount of alcohol presence just a light cohesive blending of Belgian like flavors delivered in a stout like manner.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Wukk
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap from the Norwich Pub. A really dark, almost black stout-like beer. You don't get a whole lot of the "belgian" aspect in the stout--there is so much flavor going on that the yeast is out of mind. Notes of coffee, subtle chocolate, a sweet finish--but dry as well. Really a nice combination.

This stout was a collaboration between the three brewmasters that Jasper Murdock's has had in the last 20 years. It is a 20th anniversary brew.

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Humble Genius from Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)
4.05 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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