Year of New Beer: Crasher in the Rye 2017, Clown Shoes (MA)

Written By: Dion on 08/28/2017

Open the bottle and this is boozy from the jump as rye whiskey notes strike first, then settle into the background as chocolate, vanilla, bread crust, and an earthy spice vie for attention. Super smooth on the tongue with the rye spice again commanding the early attention before giving way to a creamy sweetness that features the milk chocolate and a touch of brown sugar. Hints of smoke and a slight earthy bitterness add to the complexity of wood, roasted malts, and alcohol burn. So good. Wish I had gotten two.