The beer store closest to my job tends to get a lot of New Jersey beers, so I’ve been trying a lot of them. Bolero Snort puts out some really good beers and they’re also going to stop gypsy brewing soon, which is awesome. Let’s see how this one was.
Style: American Brown Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Hearty amounts of specialty malt lend nuances of applewood smoked bacon to this robust brown. Aging on coffee and finished with maple syrup this is what getting going in the morning is all aboot!”
Random: This beer is a fall seasonal.
The beer poured with a three finger, thick, light brown head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body of the beer was dark brown with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose started with some milk chocolate and chocolate fudge. It had some toasted and smoked grains along with it. I picked up a touch of coffee as well. The taste was more towards the smoky side. It had wood ash and chips along with dark roast coffee. There was definitely a bacon note at the end. There was also some molasses sweetness. The body was on the thicker side with moderate carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with ash and smoke and molasses. I thought this was a solid beer and would taste great by a campfire. If you see it on shelves this Fall, give it a shot.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0