Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Laughing Lab Scottish Style Ale
Taste: Sweet caramel with a sugary backbone. The malt base is very attractive. Caramel, biscuits and toasted bread come through. I get minute amounts of earthiness accompanied with mild caramelization. Woodsy and nutty. The second half boasts a toffee and caramel grain flavor, but remains very clean. The earthy hops help round out and balance the finish of this beer without giving the impression of hops, and generally staying very neutral.
Mouthfeel: Thinner than I expected, but still boasting an adequate amount of carbonation and feel. The bubbles bite the tip of the tongue. Some resin texture exists at the very end of the beer. Very easy drinking and not thick at all
Overall Impression: The drinkability of this beer is high. The body was a bit thin, but there was still no sacrifice in flavor, fortunately. I said this then and I'll say it now, this is one of the best start up beers I've had!
Hopefully I'll make it out to Colorado Springs one last time (before Monte moves) to try some Winter Warlock!