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Review by everetends on 12/29/11  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 17 3 8 2011
22 oz bottle thanks to my beer angel (you know who you are). Looks like this one was bottled up at Rock Art. Served up in a shaped pint.

A: Pours up a very dark copper and is actually almost completely brown. Held to the light, it has more copper hues coming through. Metallic in color but it still has some serious dark tones to it. The body is hazy with a lazy but steady carbonation moving around in there. The pour got me two fingers or white to off white head. Lots of sticky, coating lace all over the glass. Just a beautiful beer but it looks more like a barleywine than a DIPA.

S: Hoppy. Very hoppy. Very herbal and pine driven hops presence. Very dank and earthy. Hops dominate but there is a very blatant toffee sweetness pushing through. There isn't balance in the nose but it is pushing very close to balance. Smell is simple but beautiful.

T: Not much unlike the nose, but things are a little more intricate and pronounced. Starts off with the hops of course. Getting some very dank weed presence. Its so earthy, floral and dirty it is amazing. Pine pushes through with some resin bite. The malt is a caramel and toffee sweetness trying to push through these hops. It doesn't balance out at all, but it adds some really nice depth. Just enough sweetness to cut that resin quality but not enough to keep those hops from shining.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Stays mostly bitter on the palate and has a bit of an astringent quality at times. ABV is high and it shows. Brings some heat to the throat and some warth in the belly. Aftertaste is all lingering hops with some pine and dank herb.

OA: The pub went out on a high note with this beer. Tasty. Hops are huge and the malt is just enough to add depth and character. It does run a bit hot, but that is expected at 9.99%. Easy drinking and a joy but this beer will be savored in the memory of the pub. My only regret is not having this beer at the pub itself last time I was in Burlington. Life is full of regrets and this is one of mine. At least I got a shot at it, and I am thankful.

Served In: Pint Glass

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