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|Lost Abbey Cuvee De Tomme
This is a big (11% ABV) American Wild Ale. The nose features
sour cherry and red grape notes with hints of vanilla and light
bourbon from the barrel aging. Taste is like an unbalanced version
of the smell. The sweetness of the cherries pushes the sourness
to far to the background. I can understand why some will love this
well made beer but I'm not one of them.
Overall Rating: Above Average
|Neshaminy Creek Dank Hill
This American DIPAR (8.8%) opens with engaging aromas of
resinous, piney hops, ripe pineapple, and a hint of some bready
malt Taste follows smell with tropical flavors upfront followed by
lightly bitter lemon, pine, and fresh grapefruit. More like a Heady
Topper than a super dank New England IPA but still a fine beer.
Overall Rating: Very Good
|Central Waters BB Scotch Ale
This is a Wee Heavy/Scotch ale (9.5% ABV
aged in used 12 year old bourbon barrels.
Aromas of vanilla, caramel, whiskey,and
molasses,are full and luscious. Taste brings
vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits, toffee,
caramel, cocoa, and a hint of charred sugar.
Complex, engaging and very well made.
Overall Rating: Very Good++