The review before was from yesterday. Today I tried RunDownHouse's Yorkshire Square SB against a tasting of mine. His is in the larger glass. His has a slightly redder tint, but not nearly as much as the picture shows.
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Appearance wise as expected pretty close. His looks a bit redder, but it could be presentation.
Aroma. Again the other beer has much more malt and yeast derived aroma. I get fruit, malt, and spice from his. Almost a slight belgianesque aroma. Or atleast compared to mine. Mine smells like beer, slight malt but it takes a while to appear.
Taste. Today I am getting a bit more malt from mine. The carbonation gives a bit of a bite. Hops are there with both of them. Malt is there with RDH, a bit more forward then mine, mine has malt more in the aftertaste.
RDH beer is more complex then mine. Again I like both. The S-04 is just too clean I think for the beer. Or maybe I should have fermented a bit warmer.
RDH threw in his box a bottle of Sue brewed by Yazoo (where I think he works?), it was a great beer. Imperial Smoked Porter. The smoke and hops worked well with the richness of the porter. The hop's bitterness keeps everything together and from being too sweet. In general I prefer Porters to Stouts, so was pleased to see the bonus beer.