Four Seasons Summer '17

California
United States
Four Seasons Summer 2017 by Mother Earth Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Using one of our established specialty stouts that holds up well in oak barrels, we laid down the beer knowing all we needed was time to let the casks do what they do best... infuse a beer with a beautifully soft wood character while mellowing out any overly astringent flavors.

Supplement that with a full body, and absolute velvety finish and you have something worthy of the Four Seasons name. Rounded out with hints of nutty toffee and dark chocolate, this silky smooth Imperial Stout is best when it warms a bit. Best sipped and savored.

Profile

ABV: 
10.50%
IBUs: 
68.9
Served at: 
45 - 50°
Hops: 
Chinook
Malts: 
Pale 2-Row, Light and Dark Crystal, Roasted Barley, Flaked Wheat, Brown, Chocolate, Brown Sugar
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Four Seasons of Mother Earth Summer by Mother Earth Brewing Company is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer pours a beautiful deep black color and is quite opaque, with a thick brown head that lasts throughout. There is a prominent dark fruit character reminiscent of plums and figs, with a light bourbon whisky character sitting in the background. Light roast and bittersweet chocolate emerges as it warms, along with light spicy alcohol. The flavor follows suit with additional complexity, the dark fruit esters add black currant, and the flavor is rounded out with dark roast coffee, vanilla and bourbon character with light roast in the finish. High hop bitterness lingers through light residual sweetness into a dry finish. Moderate spicy alcohol helps to round out the balance, and the full body compliments the beer. This beer would benefit from aging but is certainly approachable now.

 

Brewery Introduction

Founded in 2010 by three passionate brewers, Mother Earth Brewing Co. had one goal; to create distinguished, hand crafted beers that stimulate sensory conversation and a desire for the next sip. From a modest garage, to over 70,000 sq. ft., Mother Earth Brewing Co. maintains our original goal –... Read More

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