seymour (1964) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Sampled on tap at the 2nd annual Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger party in a dimple mug. It poured a hazy copper colour with everlasting white foam and Belgian lace. Mild but exquisite aromas of grains, nuts, and English style hops: citrus, earth, flowers, faint resin. Delicious flavours too: nutty, biscuity, bready malt sweetness balanced by perfectly balanced tangy hops bitterness. Hints of caramel, apricot, earthy/woodsy tannins, almost minty freshness with slightly funky ale yeast esters. Slightly chalky, hard mineral water essence of an Old World limestone well. Man, oh man, what an interesting balance of complexities. Light body but with a well-rounded mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, lingering multi-layered aftertaste. HOLY SH!T, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BEERS I’VE EVER HAD! Out of nowhere, too, I hadn’t even heard of these guys before today! Thank you, Scratch, and keep it up!
TylerGreenDC (903) - - APR 14, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Rich ruby color. Improbably: The aroma is of milk chocolate. Flavors of aliums, esp spring onions or mild, mild garlic scapes, a bit of nuts, some toffee, a hint of milk chocolate, and finishes with a bit of honey and the faint tangy sweetness of bourbon. Flavor fills the mouth not with a burst but with layers of texture. A very special beer.
edgallow (4096) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler pours golden with a white head. Aroma of nuts, malts and spices. Taste is nutty and malty