Monday, January 4, 2010

That Review I Promised - O'So Dank

Sorry, but I'm a bit under the weather this past weekend. Let's just say $3 bloody marys are not always as good of an idea as they seem.

O'So Dank
BeerAdvocate(A-). RateBeer(65).

Appearance: hazy copper with a persistent tan head; a gorgeous beer served at 50 degrees
Aroma: big, bright floral and citrus hops me want to drink instead of write these damned notes; alcohol, biscuit and tiny bit of caramel sneak in, too
Flavor: alcohol and hops; solid malt balance; tastes like a big British (bread and biscuit) as opposed to American (caramel) red; the comes all the way through, but the complexity is tantalizing
Body: medium bodied with a surprising (given all the malt in here) dry, but long finish
Drinkability: the medium body and amazing malt complexity kept me drinking; the hops made me want a second, the alcohol made me re-think a third
Summary: Awesome. Period. Imperial Red. Strong Ale. Imperial Scotch. Old Ale. Call it whatever you want, I loved it. This beer will hold up really well for aging and it will be a great one to revisit year after year. An instant classic.

5 comments:

  1. Agreed! It was one of the cloudiest beers I have ever had. It really did beckon for another by the time I finished it.

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  2. I didn’t get to try the Dank but I tried the Pumpkin beer and it reminded me of that spoiled porter beer from New Glarus. I didn’t like it, you could say it was O’so Bad. So I went to the store to return it and they said that they had got a lot of returns on that beer. I am wondering if that “Dank” will is gonna stank…..

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  3. Had a Dank last night - yep, it's really good. Good price point, good flavor, ageable, definitely going to drink more.

    As for the pumpkin - I thought it was a very very good beer. better at a warmer temp (55+) that brought the smoke, spice, funk, and maltiness into balance. with a chill on it was incredibly harsh and sharp tasting. The Dank is nothing like it; except that I like it just as much.

    fwiw: the old english porter from new glarus is not spoiled; it tastes as they wanted it to, and quite a few people like it. If it's not your preference that's fine, but please don't call it something it isn't.

    cheers

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  4. Over the fall as we winterizing the cabin, I picked up some of that Pumpkin beer from OSO. And like the other previous anonymous said it was spoiled. I also returned it to the store and the manager said most had been returned. After that I am really scared to drink OSO. Whenever we get up there we opt for Central Waters, Point or other Wisconsin micros.

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  5. One of the best beers I've ever had. Dank is definitely in my Wisco top ten.

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