Profile of ibrew2or3

Profile of ibrew2or3






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From Tempe, AZ
Last seen drinking Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale 9 hours ago

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  • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale
    rated 4.4 1 day ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    2023 vintage, fresh in 2023. This is coming across great with full malty base holding up a plethora of bitter hoppy goodness. This comes together great with pleasing rich deep held up by plenty of mostly pine hop bitterness. Terrific vintage. This is a 4.4. 2005 vintage sampled June 10, 2017. Same pour. A= more of an earthy caramel note than the 06 with sherry in the background. No hops in the aroma. T=a similar to the 06 just a litter richer deeper and hoppier. Slightly better tasting than the 06 and 07. 2006 vintage sampled June 10, 2017. Same pour. A=caramel, a light dark fruity ester sensation and then mild pine hops wrapped in sherry oxidation. T=smooth supple beer notes blending into a modest sweet caramel note and then pine hops. The hops grow to midway and sustain into the finish. Generally smoother than the 2007. 2007 vintage sampled June 10, 2017. Same pour but nearly still. A=sherry oxidation, a dash of caramel and then muted soft pine hops. T=smooth sweet caramel rolling into a mild burnt caramel, soft sweetened muted pine hop flavor and then a sherry note. Nice. Plenty of hops and tasty caramel. 2006 vintage sampled April 23, 2006. Thick light tan head deep clear copper color. Aroma is on the light side with malts, spice, alcohol and hops showing up in that order. First sip is a thick syrupy flow of fluid into my mouth. Malt flavor attacks the entire tongue. This beer is full body and full flavor that you can sink your teeth into. Some bitterness and warm alcohol finish. Doesn’t seem as good as ’05 or ’04 versions. Bottle from 2004 consumed July 24th, 2006. Murky amber color with off white to tan-ish head. Strong fruity aroma with hints of malt and a bit of alcohol. Excellent lacing. Yum, thick rich mouthfeel. The caramel flavor really jumps out at you. The fruitiness has faded away over time. I’m left with a very nice toffee after taste. Wow, real smooth with faint alcohol taste hidden away. The remaining hops are tough to make out as they’ve really mellowed from what they once were. Very good. I’ll certainly have to cellar more of this stuff. I’m currently under rating this beer at 4.0. The 2004 fresh and with age is a 4.6 or 4.7 on its own. The sum total of this beer over the years is a 4.4 for me.

  • Wren House Dinosaur Back
    rated 4.2 1 day ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pint can pours with a deep dark mahogany colored body that supported a brief collection of tan bubbles. The aroma offers up caramel, boozy barrel character, a touch of dark roasted malts and chocolate and then bits of dark fruity esters. The taste delivers an array of smooth integrated beery depth. It starts with caramel and a growing toffee sweetness and quickly picking up sweet dark fruity esters. To midway the snippets of dark roasted malts and dark chocolate bubble to the surface as the boozy barrel notes begin to counter and thin the body out a bit. Solid sipper.

  • Wren House Good Boy Wally (2022)
    rated 4.1 1 day ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This 10% ABV pint can pours with an opaque dirty dull gold to faintly copper colored body that supports a thin semi tight creamy off white head of foam. The aroma offers up clementine, peach, mango and then a honeydew cantaloupe sort of sensation. The taste delivers smooth soft juicy peach, mango and cantaloupe followed by more bitter and tangier notes of clementine mixed with bitter grapefruit. It maintains this balance right into the finish providing a pleasing sipping experience.

  • Wren House Big Metal
    rated 4.3 1 day ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pint can pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a fairly tight creamy tan head of foam the has specks of white. The aroma offers up inviting dark fruity esters coated in drizzles of caramel where I get plum, sugar stewed raisin and fig flowing into a nice oak note that goes from spicy oak to blunted malt aged oakiness. The taste delivers a pleasing blend of dates, plums and figs that meet up with caramel candy reduced sugars. To midway it develops a sherry nuanced oak sensation rimmed thinly by spicy oakiness. This comes across as an oaky lager barleywine and I like it.

  • Wren House Highwaymen
    rated 4.3 1 day ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Poured up on tap at the brewpub where it exhibits a fairly clear derp copper body that supports a nice lasting tan head of foam that leaves. The aroma offers up inviting clouds of molasses, plums, dates and a thin fig like note. The flavor is assessed as it's still too cold. Why is that always a problem. It starts nice though with smooth slick sweet maltiness, plumes, figs and a faintly tangyand spicy date sensation. It picks up sweet hits of molasses and caramel as it finally warms up some. The ABV isn't that high but it is well hidden nonetheless. Solid English Barleywine.

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