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Tiny Tim's Christmas Ale
- Front Street Brewery
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-08-2007)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
1/2 gallon growler.
Pitch black, good lacing that lasts the duration. Sweet vanilla, fresh coffee grounds & burnt sugar in the nose. Crisp and a bit slick, molasses, chicory and vanilla to start. Dark roast coffee, carob and dark fruit rest in the middle. Kiss of alcohol, modest hopping and a long lingering roastiness in the finish.
Hard to taste the 8.5%abv initially ... Half way through the glass it really starts to open up. This brew is big and bold, a sipper for sure.
Serving type: growler
02-21-2013 04:47:36 |
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06-07-2013 00:54:18 |
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
650 mL hand labeled bottle. Not sure how this was filled.
Appearance - Pours a dark brown. Lots of khaki head. Foamy surface. Transparent and a bit murky.
Smell - Nutty, coffee. Peanuts. Touch of acidity. Some spiciness. Even peppers.
Taste - Far worse. Sharp spiciness. More prominent peppers. More prominent acidity. The peanuts turn to a meatiness. Odd and unpleasant.
Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Rough finish. Rough everything.
Overall - Unlleasant in many ways. Not sure what's wrong with it if anything.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2013 00:46:36 |
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12-17-2012 02:11:04 |
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Nearly black pour with a thin sheen of dark mocha head. No retention and light, irregular lace. Fairly still.
Nose is big. Dark chocolate and mocha wrap themselves around a strong vanilla center. Kind of like a nice dessert. Roast coffee comes through more as the glass warms up.
All of the nose carries over into the flavor. Strong vanilla flavor with lots of mocha on top of that. Roast coffee underneath.
Body is appropriate for a porter, but the strong flavors leave you wishing for a bit more thickness.
Overall, this is a very nice winter porter and fairly unique in taste and aroma. Well worth checking out. However, I would hate to find out how many calories are in one of these.
Serving type: growler
12-20-2011 01:43:47 |
More by beer2day
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Vanilla Porter, 9.0% (so, clearly a new recipe) - 38 pounds of Madagascar vanilla beans in the 20-keg system. Very nice.
Appearance: Arrives a jet coffee black, very dark, opaque around all around save for the far edges, and showcasing some great stick on the side of the glasses for coffee infused beer (there's also some java somewhere in this beer, me believes). A bubbly and foamy collar persists long after the head fades - a great start.
Aroma: Sweet, very sweet, in fact, with oily, espresso-like coffee mingling wonderfully with sweet vanilla. Faint cocoa also intermingles with light fruit notes and the aforementioned vanilla to suggest chocolate cherry cordial sweetness.
Taste: A little astringent, like oily burned coffee with vanilla sprinkles at points. Sweet, sweeter than the nose, with chocolate malts complimenting both of the aforementioned fairly well - toasty, sweet and liqueur-like, at points, and all around very robust on the malt side of things. Some fresh green hops are slightly earthy, tobacco-like. Indeed, this one would be a 4.5 if not for a handful of burned astringencies on the tail end, covered up only slightly by faint light fruits and estery, thick, rich vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Moderately bodied, with average carbonation, lending a decent lift to a very oily, slick body. Even after a fair amount of leveling off, this one resulted in a fluffy and creamy, latte-esque body.
Drinkability: Good enough that I walked out with a growler. At 9%, this one tingled a little at times, but never noticeably on the palette - the sweetness dealt quickly with that. All in all, the best beer on tap at Front Street that evening, and with about half of the beers I tried being definite winners, that indeed was saying something. Bring this one back, Front Street!
Serving type: on-tap
01-09-2011 02:45:13 |
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