Just chilling out tonight. Wife is at yoga. Bruins on the TV. Wasn’t sure if I was going to do a beer review tonight. I drank two sodas today after not having any for months and months. Needless to say, I felt sick to my stomach for hours. I think I’m good to go now. Tonight I’m reviewing a beer with (quite possibly) the longest name on earth. Rock Art Mountain Holidays in Vermont Rich Creamy Bock Lager
I’m already confused by the beer. I can place the aroma, and I can’t place the taste. As “rich” might suggest, it’s pleasantly sweet. It’s also creamy as promised. I’m going to have to wait awhile to let this warm up and let the flavors come out. In the meantime…
The beer poured a dark, dark reddish brown. A standard amount of head formed when I poured it. For the life of me I can’t figure out what the ABV is. Googling around didn’t produce much in the way of results.
The beer has warmed up a little…spice is coming out. Cinnamon? Must wait longer.
I picked this beer up in Vermont during our trip up there this past weekend. The label states that this is a limited 2009 release. I don’t know HOW limited it is. The Rock Art Website doesn’t even list this one.
After 20 minutes, I’m still struggling with defining the taste. I stick to my comment about cinnamon, but that’s only one piece of the puzzle. Surprisingly, the beer got slightly more bitter as it warmed. I’m used to beers getting sweeter with warmth. The change wasn’t huge, but it was there. I’ve now convinced myself that the sweetness is driven by caramel maltiness.