B.W. Beer Works Tell Tale Heart

I was really excited to give this beer a try. I’m not a huge Poe fan, but I love beers that use historical references. Of course, this is a beer that Val picked up for me in the Baltimore area when she was on her way home from DC. I’ve never seen any reviews of this beer, so I had no idea what to expect, other than very cute label art.


ABV: 7.25%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Your first experience with this IPA is the citrus bouquet from its rocky white head. The initial taste is subdued but gradually becomes intense without any harsh bitterness. The Heartier the Better.”

Random: I’ve moved in my Netflix queue to a British documentary about historical murders in London.

This beer poured with a one finger, thick and pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left a moderate amount of lacing on the glass. The body was clear and amber-colored with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had some old citrus rind and quickly went into pine resin. There was some bready malt as well. The taste started with a slightly musty note, like an old basement. It then went into the same old citrus rind and pine resin. The taste was more malty than the nose with sweet caramel. It had a thin and watery body with light carbonation. The alcohol wasn’t noticeable. It had a quick, yet sweet finish with caramel malt and old pine needles. A single bottle of this was $2.17 ($.18 per ounce). I was really disappointed by this beer. It was a less than average IPA.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

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