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10th Mountain Stout
- Aspen Brewing Co.
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Aspen Brewing Co.
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(Beer added by: Seanibus on 08-24-2008)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a bomber bought at their tasting room.
Two fingers of dark tan head on a black body. Low retention on the head though.
The smell has a faint roasted malt and smoke.
The taste is dark bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Pretty good.
Smooth texture, low carbonation and heavy body.
A great stout with a solid profile.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2013 04:14:05 |
More by Fatehunter
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
We crack a bomber, pouring a brew as dark as a starless night into our Great Lakes pint glasses. It holds a two and a half finger tall head of shimmering, crystallized bubbles, showing beautifully tight retention. Lacing is light and patterned, but thick enough to clearly show the oily brown color of the foam. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be active. The aroma gives molasses bite, sweet boozy fumes, English brown and chocolate malty base, lightly grassy and floral hops, singed iron of cooking ground chunk, rich charcoals and smoke, espresso zing, salted popcorn, deep cocoa nibs, and vinegar acidity. Our first impression is that the beer is rich and heavy as hell, with great charcoal depth and bitterness that lingers. As we sip, the taste opens with thick chocolate, coffee, and bitter brown malts, dark chocolate syrups, figgy sugars, chalk, powdered sugar, seaweed saltiness, beany metallics, biting baker’s yeast, and waxed hotness. The middle comes to a peak with continued depth, darkness, and roast to the malt bill, soapy and floral hops, soy sauce, burnt corn husks, chalky charcoal stones, coppery metallics, vanilla icing sugars, dark fudge, basement must, and dried grassiness. The end washes through with medicinal phenolic bite, tinny sheen, plum and prune juiciness, cloying milk chocolate sugars, chalky crystal grain, coffee and bitter brown maltiness, sea saltiness, and store bought leather. The aftertaste breathes of Fiji water heaviness, crumbling parchment paper, green bell pepper vegetals, soapy and grassy hops, dried oregano, smoky campfire, spicy black pepper, Christmas ham, sweat, tin, mineral, and dustiness. The body is full to the brim, and carbonation is medium. Cream, froth, pop, glug, and foam saturate each sip, keeping things inviting and flowing. The mouth, too, is left dripping, hanging low and heavy with coating that only eventually becomes chalked and mildly astringent. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks nicely.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer is its boldness in, well, just about every category. The look is like motor oil, the nose is brightly acidic and heavy, the taste is wildly roasted, and the feel will weigh down on you with gravity. For an oatmeal stout, each one of these exceeds the upper limits of the style, making for something that is rather unexpected. This flavoring is actually very interesting in that it goes back and forth between being cloyingly, tooth-decaying sweet, with the most roasty, bitter stout bomb out there. The balance is odd, but welcomed. On to the fell, this is about as chewy and full as you can get without being “too” full. This beer is perfect for the mountains, or for sharing it with folks you care about. Either way, you will have a hard time disliking this experience.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2013 23:51:52 |
More by TheBrewo
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep black with a rich, off color head. The smell is strongly chocolate and black malt. The flavor is chocolaty and roasted, though it is surprisingly thin in the middle. The mouthfeel is creamy, leaving a nice chocolate finish on the back of your mouth. This is a good beer, though not the best from this new brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
08-24-2008 01:26:11 |
More by Seanibus
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