RATINGS: 881 WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7 SEASONAL: Special IBU: 84 EST. CALORIES: 234 ABV: 7.8%
This Special Ale is, in reality, a reconstructed exhumation of the very first ale that we ever brewed way, way back, in 1993. Brewed with a big head, a muscular malty thorax, a silky texture & all strung together with a hoppy sweet nerve sack... yum.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma has some coffee grounds and old dark chocolate notes--a little disconcerting from this reddish brew. Also smells slightly metallic and grapey. Nice enough to look at--orange, yellow with clinging frothy head. Flavor is initially piney and slightly sour. Something rears its head from the malt and burns its way down your throat , which isn’t really that pleasant. A bit like overextracted coffee. Finishes fairly dry and with a very rough bitterness. Ends with a little more sourness and a nice warming effect. Overall I find this to be pretty harsh and not very enjoyable, definitely my least favorite of Laguntas’ many enjoyable offerings. I also cannot believe it is only 40 IBUs, unless there is Chinook involved....
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