Style: Old Ale
I reviewed this ale early on in the life of this blog, but I was curious about how it has changed since I first tasted.
Appearance: Monstrous head, overflowed my glass. Hazy, medium brown, like iced tea.
Nose: Sweet and fruity, not much in the way of toasty flavors, but a hint of bitterness lies behind the fruit.
On the palate: Medium bodied. A bit of toasty malt comes through here. It’s fruity and dry at the same time, like a middle-aged Cabernet. Even after close to an hour in my mug, it is still effervescent. Maybe more like a brut champagne now. I guess my point is that this is very winey ale.
Finish: Fruity and sweet. Slow effervescent tingle and a hit of bitterness. A tiny bit of green tea and gum drops.
Parting Words: This beer is like the kind of significant other you want as an adult: sweet, elegant and sophisticated. There is little suggestion of the ruthless, violent, absentee king Big Dick’s Olde Ale is named after. This is a great, flawlessly crafted beer. Highly Recommended.