Blue Lobster Celtic New Year

 

3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL15/20

adamjackson (1682) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – NOV 22, 2013  [delete] [move]

Whoa. I’m review #2 for this beer? This is a single port barrel of a wee heavy brewed by Dave and I think Paul Vaughn? Anyway, enjoyed at fridge temp and allowed to warm up. Full pour into the Hill Farmstead stemware.A – Black with light red in the glass. Pours like a barley wine. Sort of a champagne like soda-pop carbonation. Fades fast and has a thin nice head left over.

S – Nose has a hint of esters and blackberries with a candy-like dark fruit smell as well. Certainly dark fruits like prunes and figs.

T – This is only 10%? Quite a big taste for that. Big faded hop profile with pronounced bitterness and sweet vanilla. More of those freaking dark fruits this time, the blackberries are hugely overwhelming almost like fresh picked with a hint of muddy / leafiness.

M – Sticky mouthfeel, reminds me much of most dessert wines with the carbonation of a belgian pale ale.

O – I enjoyed this. I think a 750ML by myself was a mistake but I pushed through and finished it. This is a nice beer and the port + scotch do pair well. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate vessel for this beer.

Blue Lobster Celtic New Year

Blue Lobster Celtic New Year

Blue Lobster Celtic New Year