Beer Review: DOGFISH HEAD THREE FLOYDS POPPASKULL

Beer Review: DOGFISH HEAD THREE FLOYDS POPPASKULL

The pour presents a murky amber gold, crowned with a thick head that eventually recedes to a wispy white film. A visually promising start that sets the stage for further exploration.

Aroma:

Upon first whiff, the olfactory experience is akin to stumbling upon a spiced holiday punch bowl. An ensemble of clove, cinnamon, and a hint of citrus rind dominates the scene. The mind inevitably draws comparisons, with Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale making a cameo in the mental aroma profile.

Taste:

Embarking on the taste journey, the palate encounters a melange of spicy fruity yeast, dry grapes, and a peppery spice that tantalizes the taste buds. Subtle notes of parsnip, ginger, and lingering citrus rind contribute to the complexity of the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel:

The texture unfolds as prickly and spicy, coupled with a medium-bodied disposition. A tactile experience that aligns with the anticipation set by the appearance and aroma.

Overall:

In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a bad brew. However, the touted barrel aging characteristics don’t quite steal the spotlight, leaving one yearning for a more pronounced influence. The deja vu moment, reminiscent of Stone 07 VE, adds a layer of familiarity that might spark nostalgia but also raises questions about the beer’s distinctiveness. A commendable effort, but with room for the emergence of more defining features. For those seeking a reminiscent trip down Stone 07 VE lane, Poppaskull might just hit the right notes.