Devil Bird Holiday Ale - Lavery Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This poured out as a deep brown color with a really creamy looking head on top. The head retention was pretty good on this the lacing was hardly there. The smell of the beer was oaky, it was a little sweet too. The taste of the beer was also oaky tasting upfront with a subtle chocolate flavor in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel had a good body to it. Overall the beer was pretty smooth and tasted good. I would have liked to get more bourbon flavors though.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2011 12:43:17 | More by Knapp85
2.9/5 rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A: Tan head sits atop a dark brown beer. Fairly standard for a porter.
S: Booze is strong, how? A lot of roast, but the alcohol is just overpowering. Has some sweetness of vanilla and some sweet chocolate. Aroma isn't a winner here.
T: Taste falls a bit flat as well. Bitter with bittersweet chocolate, heady hops. No sign of bourbon barrel aging, barely a sign of this being a porter. The roast is there, but everything else just falls off.
M: Thin and ends with an unpleasant taste. No warmth from the bourbon, no porter body.
O: Glad I have another growler, but not so glad I bought the beer inside of it. Not sure what makes this a "holiday" beer, or where the bourbon is, or why it's called an imperial porter.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2011 00:57:10 | More by kiddynamite920
4/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Cask/hand pump at UPick6 in Erie PA. Poured an awesome, Hazy/creamy Brown Body, with different layers of foam, all through the glass. Nice Christmas spice flavor, cinnamon , clove. Body is a little thin, but the taste overall makes up for it. A nice balanced Hop/Malt finish...with the spice hanging around too. Wish I could take some home. (Forgot my growler)
Serving type: cask
02-13-2011 15:15:32 | More by beergod1
Devil Bird Holiday Ale from Lavery Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 47 user ratings.