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Excellent, Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Above Average, Average, Below Average, Poor. Undrinkable
|Harpoon Bronze King
Overall an undistinguished offering from the usually solid
Harpoon Brewery. This barleywine weighs in at 10% ABV. It
opens with a nose of cloves, bananas, and boozy alcohol.
Featured flavors are spicy yeast, caramel, dark fruits, in a
background of alcohol notes. Therein lies the problem as the
booze dominates the flavor profile making the offering less than
the best example of the style.
Overall rating:- Below Average
|Moa Imperial Stout
This is a Russian Imperial Stout (10.2%) aged in Pinot Noir barrels.
First pour brings smells of Smells of chocolate and caramel with light
wine notes. Taste features dark malts, cocoa, chocolate, and the
right hint of coffee. The somewhat dry finish brings some powdered
cocoa. caramel and solid wine flavors. It's the Pinot Noir
component that elevates this beer to superior status.
Overall Rating - Very Good
|DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus
This beer is actually a porter (6.5% ABV) but
not a typical one. It's all about peanut
butter and chocolate. If you like both you'll
like the beer, if not, well..... Fist taste
immediately brings peanut butter followed
by roasted malts. Peanut butter notes then
combine with chocolate as the finish nears
along with hints of roasted grain and cocoa.
Fun for a pint but that's it. Too many great
porters out there to stay with this gimmick.
Overall Rating: Below Average