High Wa­ter Brew­ing Tran­quil Eyes

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Tasted -

LOC: San Le­an­dro, Cal­i­for­nia ABV: 7.8% | IBUS: 18 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Malt for­ward with fla­vors of tof­fee and caramel. A hint of smoke from spe­cial cherry smoked malt and a deep rich soul-warm­ing fin­ish. It will “Turn On Your Love­light” for sure.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Caramel and tof­fee. Burnt sugar. Rel­a­tively low gen­eral fruity es­ters and a touch of earthy hops. There’s also a kind of musty or mush­room-like char­ac­ter to this one.” Fla­vor: “Same as the aroma. The beer is mod­er­ately sweet and the malt is very com­plex. Not very fruity, maybe a sub­tle red ap­ple or plum qual­ity. The musti­ness from the nose is not nearly as no­tice­able. Hops are far in the back­ground, leav­ing the malt to shine. Vel­vety smooth fin­ish.” Over­all: “A won­der­fully malty Scotch Ale that is clearly ag­ing from some of the fla­vor notes it presents, but still hold­ing up quite nicely with com­plex fruit and herbal/woody hops and a sub­lime fin­ish.”

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL 4 OVER­ALL: 10

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