1815 XXXX Peacemaker | Strathroy Brewing Company

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Strathroy Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by biboergosum on 12-04-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.11/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

341 ml bottle served cold into an MGD pint glass. Thanks to Claudia and Kevin for the gift. Advertised in the package I received as a Belgian stout, so not really sure what to make of this given the "English Strong Ale" moniker here.

Appearance - Pours a muddy dark brown colored beer, with some carbonation rising up the sides of the glass. A small half finger of tan head is poured and retention is poor.

Smell - Some smokiness of ash and burnt coffee rising just over some sweet marachino cherries. Interesting blend to say the least. Faint hint of caramel and booze at the end.

Taste - A little smokiness a little bitter, some dark chocolate. In theory pretty good, execution just isn't quite spot on.

Mouthfeel - Thin, undercarbonated, although the body seems to grow after swallowing in that the flavors and coverage of body increase after. Interesting sensation. Very dry finish, to the point of being too dry.

Overall - Peacemaker was an interesting concept, and I think with a little tweaking on carbonation could be a pretty good beer. In the meantime, I will probably avoid this one in the future, but good to see some creative thinking at what was previously an unknown brewery to me.

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Photo of MAB
3.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The description on BA says English Strong Ale, I see it more of a Nut Brown, since it has the sort of sour taste and not too much in the way of hop aroma or flavoring.
My only disappointment was in the mouthfeel-- this tasted too watery for my preferences, but otherwise it was just fine.

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Photo of sherpahigh
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Corson
3.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Trosevear
3.96/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer 4 in the Craft Beer Advent Calendar.

L: Black with a slight white head.

S: A slight hippy smell with a little but if a coffee smell and a mild malt smell.

T: Hops right off the start with a slight coffee taste and a little bit of a malt flavour

F: Full body mouth feel with a nice amount of carbination.

O: A nice beer and a pretty good beer for the Craft Beer Advent Calendar.

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Photo of Noxious26
2.52/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tivlavrie
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

First so-so beer of this year`s Craft Advent Calendar. It`s drinkable, but not to the standard I would expect when you are paying $5/bottle. Yeasty homebrew nose, decent malt flavor, nonexistent carbonation. I'm not a huge fan of this style of beer to begin with and I would not go out of my way to look for this one again.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep black body with a ruby tint. The scent is very yeasty and rich in floral aromas, much like a Belgian tripel. The taste is again very floral, with a bit of a saison feel and a strange bitterness that I can't easily attribute, at least not to hops or malts. The feel is fairly smooth with champagne-like carbonation. Overall it isn't something I would toss, but something I wouldn't reach for again.

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Photo of Sathanas
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Roasted malts, dark fruit and a wheat beer-banana-ey taste.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.49/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

341ml bottle, day 4 of the Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Wow, could they have used a worse label? Maybe don't employ thin type for the pertinent info over top of that kind of obscuring background, eh?

This beer pours a clear, dark orange-brick brown colour, with one skinny-ass finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and wanly bubbly beige head, which leaves a few instances of remote iceberg profile lace around the glass as things very slowly abate.

It smells of smoky caramel malt, kind of sour, off-seeming dark fruit, wet ash, and weirdly earthy, leafy, and vegetal notes, that may or may not be of hop in origin. The taste is gritty, and kind of musty pale and caramel malt, dirty yeast and the stale black orchard fruit it rode in on, cold, wet fireplace ash, and more indistinct earthy, dead vegetation acerbity.

The bubbles are pretty much non-existent, barely a frothy burble is to be had, the body medium-light in weight, and thin-seeming, with that weird earth astringency making it hard to generate any sort of smoothness. It finishes dry and dirty, as ever was.

I'm not certain whether the 'peacemaker' of title renown here is supposed to be of the ironic sort, ya know, the American military ordinance usage, or more in the manner of the UN's well-intentioned concept. At any rate, my mouth feels like it's been duly assaulted, and whether by friend or foe, it matters not to me. Pass on this one with extreme prejudice.

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1815 XXXX Peacemaker from Strathroy Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 12 ratings