Squatters Barrel of Russians

 

3.2

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20

adamjackson (764) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – OCT 18, 2012

Acquired in a trade a while back. One of my lowest ABV stouts in the cellar so I figured a 750 by myself isn’t too bad. Enjoyed at 60F in my HFS glass.A – Poured a midnight viscous black. a 1 finger coffee head was produced and faded to just a thin line of creamy bubbles.

S – The nose is pretty weak. I get some hints of vanilla and smoke. There’s a slight bourbon character but mostly, it smells more like a porter than a stout. Very weak nose.

T – Up front, roasted dark malts, chocolate and booze. The middle is a thick oak and bourbon rush. Finish is all coffee with hints of licorice and pepper.

M – Heavy body but light carbonation. Sort of creamy like frothed milk.

O – Maybe this beer has started to fall off? Hard to tell. It’s great. Not nearly a year old yet but it just doesn’t have that oomph I expected.

Squatters Barrel of Russians

Squatters Barrel of Russians