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Grossen Bart Brewery

Grossen Bart Brewery
Cop-Stache Strong Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Grossen Bart Brewery
Cop-Stache Strong Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.6%
Dark dark copper color. Toasty aromas and flavors of toasted raisin bread, corn puff cereal, and caramelized citrus with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long pine, pepper, and kumquats finish. A very hoppy, bitter ale to warm winter nights.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: toasted raisin bread, corn puff cereal, and caramelized citrus
Taste Flavor: pine, pepper, and kumquats
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Deep Fried Ice Cream, Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Cotswold
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very hoppy, bitter ale to warm winter nights.

The Producer

Grossen Bart Brewery

The Producer
1025 Delaware Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501
USA
1 214-770-9847

Strong Ale

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Serve in a Snifter
Strong ales are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7-11.5%. These beers have a sweet malty palate and a notable degree of fruitiness. They may also feature medium-to-high hop bitterness tempering the overall sweet malt character. Beers in this category may commonly be referred to as old ales, stock ales or winter warmers, but this category may also expand beyond these styles. Strong ales are higher-alcohol versions of pale ales, but are not as robust or alcoholic as barley wines. These beers lend themselves to being cellared, and in some cases can develop complex sherry-like notes over time. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale and Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo.