The Unknown Brewing Company 2.5ish Anniversary Ale


I picked this up at Laurel Market, The Unknown Brewing Company 2.5ish Anniversary Ale, 9.0% ABV, the 2.5ish being the amount of years that The Unknown Brewing Company has been in business here in Charlotte, NC. This beer is a blend of two beers, yeast aged in Bourbon Barrels with cherries, apricot, and blackberries. 2.5ish pours a hazy light amber color with a huge fluffy five-finger light beige head that seems to never want to go anywhere. But it does leave behind thick ropey lacing. The aroma is fruity and slightly yeasty, you get a bit of the apricots on the nose, with a very faint blackberry as well, but not much from the Bourbon barrel. 2.5ish has a slightly similar taste to the aroma with more of the cherries with the black berries and apricots with slight a yeasty character. There is a faint sweetness (some vanilla) that comes in on the middle of the mouth but is going as quickly as it comes along with a little alcoholic note, and 2.5ish finishes strong with some fruity characteristics and a yeasted note and has a slight strong alcoholic fruit after taste. But as 2.5ish warms the alcohol comes through more. The mouth-feel is medium on 2.5ish. Overall 2.5ish Anniversary Ale is not a bad one; it’s a B. Strong ABV comes though as it warms and overwhelms the other flavors a bit with hold it back slightly. I think it an interesting beer and one that is worth trying from the awesome Unknown Brewing Company. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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