Review - Lagunitas Brewing Co.'s Brown Shugga
"An aborted batch of their Old Gnarleywine ended up tasting nearly as good as that they were hoping for, so they bottled it. God bless capitalism." -- Lagunitas Brewing Company
Pours a light caramel to medium amber in color producing a very healthy sized tan colored head with a frothy consistency and excellent retention. Despite the size and great retention of the head, there is very little activity in the glass. Aroma is leaping out of the glass with warm alcohol and soft bread caramel malts with some sticky, syrupy, sugary notes and some dates. Initial taste is full of alcohol warmth behind a very velvety texture that comes through as sweet, and gets a little sour at the end although the alcohol remains. Heavy bodied, the texture is creamy and velvety with an oily mouthfeel. Soft bitterness that reminds of the 90 min IPA. Very tasty, great mistake!
Reviewed on July 27th, 2008.