Pretty Things Once Upon a Time, December 6, 1855 EIP

RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
As some of you know, or dont know at all, we here at Pretty Things enjoy our history. Yes folks, and we like our history and we like it weeds and all. This is why when we were faced with the option of teaming up with Ron Pattinson (our very favorite brewing Historian), we jumped at the chance. After all, Rons "afflict the comfortable" brewing research style takes assumed beer styles and flips them on their heads. This time around Rons taken us back to colonial India of the 1850s where the rum-drinking troops (or "squaddies") are dying at alarming rates. A beer figured into their survival but it isnt what youre thinking. The recipe that were using dates back to a brewsheet from December 6th, 1855. To be specific, this was a beer brewed at Barclay Perkins in London. 4.5 pounds of hops per barrel! Thats a double IPA people. Thats more than some of the hoppiest MODERN IPAs out there. Our Once Upon a Time 1855 EIP is dry, malty good with a substantial pipe-tobacco bitterness, dark garnet colour and 6% abv.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (47085) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Tasting by Fin & Loz ].

Unclear medium to dark amber brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, caramel, light roasted, light to moderate hoppy, perfume. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, sharp bitter, troffel, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111022]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (42638) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
22 fl bottle, courtesy of joergen. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and grapefruity hoppy. Roasted dark malty and slight breadish. Bitter and herbal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36179) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, nuts, and some citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, lemonpeal, and straw, leading to a very bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27013) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle at home. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate with notes of coffee and cocoa powder. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of hops, grape fruits and coffee. Dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25103) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hoppy bitter hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Pours nutty brown with a slight haze and a frothy and lacing beige head. Roasty, ashy malt aroma. Medium body, solid roastiness, nuts and dark dried fruits with a massive bitternes from both malts and hops. 230711

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (23944) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
8th October 2011
Opaque black - brown beer. Good fluffy pale tan head. Palate is crispy but dry. Dark malt with coffee bitterness and a little roast. Minerals. Trace of estery banana. Mild hop bitterness with a little orange in there. Dry and bitter finish. Fair bit of coffee in the aftertaste. Tastes olde worlde in as much as its rough round the edges - but thats the point I guess. Interesting blast from the past!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23314) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thank you sir! Cloudy light brown color, small beige head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Taste is roasty chocolate and light coffee not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (22946) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle at fins ... deep brown ... thick tan head ... soft mellow malty toffee malts ... coffee and tobacco nose ... toffee malt ... dark roast ...toffee and treacle ... again hint of tobacco ... quite a lot of hop... but not an overpowerng hop ... belgian truffles

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20116) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Bottle at the Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting, London. Pours brown with a creamy beige head. Dusty cocoa on the nose with faint roasted malts. Nice, balanced flavor, fairly roasty, medium sweet with light earth, pine and toast. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Some nice roastiness in the finish with dark, bittersweet cocoa and moderate sweetness. Solid beer.

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