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Dunk Your Face Belgian Style Dark Project - The Trapper
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Belgian Strong Dark Ale
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Reviews by kojevergas:
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Just reviewed their imperial stout, so expectations are low. 750ml brown glass bottle with swingtop served into a generic non-pint nonic glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations, as abovementioned, are extremely low; that imperial stout was just foul.
Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured gently as carbonation issues are anticipated.
Liquid surges out of the bottle immediately upon opening and spills. Overcarbonation is obvious. I'm starting to wonder if these brewers have a good handle on brewing; this is the second beer I've had from them in a row with carbonation issues on a severe level.
A: Pours a 2.5 finger head of beige colour, nice cream, nice thickness, and great retention for the high ABV - though again carbonation issues are anticipated. Decent lacing. Body colour is a very dark rich amber. Nontransparent; non-opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Sm: Rich caramelization and amber malts. Vinous and wine hints. Luscious inviting fig. Some sourness/hints of tart on the backend. Maybe some oak tones. Fruity yeast - contributing to the vinous character. Vine and fig are dominant. Heavy raisin as well. A slight hint of red wine. A moderate strength aroma.
T: Fig, slight sourness and tartness, dry raisin in the body, dark malts, vinous and red wine character, and caramel. Yeasty fruit and biscuity character. The red wine character is great but there isn't enough of it. Balance is a bit messy but it's forgivable; the build is very respectable. Some dark fruits. Maybe some red candi sugar.
Mf: Too thick, failing to support the complex flavours to the extent it needs to; it comes off overbearing. Nicely coarse but a bit too dry - I think from the raisin. Carbonation is overdone but not to the extent suggested by the horrid surging from the bottle as abovementioned. Quite sugary.
Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, hiding its ABV well. I'm not sure I'd have this again, but I'll enjoy working through the bottle; I'm glad it's a swingtop. A respectable example of the style. Far surpassed my low expectations. It's got good characteristics, but I'd like to see these brewers further hone it before bringing it to market.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2012 02:29:01 |
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle 444 of 960, barrel info on label: 0006 AM-OAK 112712
Tart, sour cherries hit the nose right off with notes of dates and raisins; pine. The body is a deep, dark, crystal clear mahogany red with a thick, tightly foamed light tan head; sticky lacing on the glass. Malty, sour and acidic character evenly blended with a boozy and fairly strong phenolic edge; and almost time-delayed bitterness at the finish. Medium body with a glass-smooth character; clean and dry.
Another wonderfully strange brew from Paradox Beer Company. The wine barrel aging seems to contribute a lot to the overall flavor. Like another beer of theirs I tried, I'm thinking it may be a sherry wine barrel in this case, but that's only a guess. In any case, there's a lot going on with this release and would be a nice surprise for beer lovers with an adventurous palate.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2013 21:05:40 |
More by beergoot
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
1 pt 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:
A - Pours the darkest shade of amber with an off white, creamy head of 1.5 fingers. Retention is decent. Generally appealing.
S - Thick bready yeast, slight oak, plum, fig and toasted malt. Light in strength, though inviting.
T - A light cinnamon note opens over oaky toasted malts. Floral notes and fruity yeast esters. Fairly complex. Dark fruits present throughout (mostly raisin and fig). No alcohol is present at all.
M - Thick, smooth and wet. Medium bodied, A bit syrupy even.
D - Very drinkable given the high ABV, though it's not the best you'll find. This brewery seems to be hit and miss so far. That being said, I'd probably have this one again.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2012 02:28:36 |
More by blakelive784
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from cask into half pint at meet the brewer night at brewers republic co springs. Pours a deep ruby brown with thin off white lacing. Nice deep rich belgian dubbel and coffee tobacco aroma. Very nice dried fruit and fresh wine flavor...raisony meets wine barrel...genius. nicely high in abv and you feel it but thats why you drank a strong right?
Great great brew. Drink it and enjoy.
Serving type: cask
11-29-2012 02:09:07 |
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