Versatile hazy rust-glazed humdinger tactfully blends bitter pine with sweet spruce, nicking impending butterscotch notch. Rising orange peel, grapefruit, and pineapple tang permeates roasted chocolate malting. Perfumed hops enlighten residual pepper spicing, floral dash, citrus tingle, and resinous pine flank deepening non-obtrusive alcohol-licked finish. Mango-pineapple illusions await patient tipplers.
Well-balanced copper-hazed marzen-styled autumnal coaxes candi-sugared toasted almond teaser from honey-dripped barley-roasted center, leaving Graham Cracker imprint to facilitate barren orange-dried fig-date-plum brink, bruised cherry slink, and buttery Chardonnay wink. On tap, biscuit-y oats sweetness ascends.
Soft malt caress weaves through ester-y citric fizz, allowing nutty chocolate cadence and distant caraway spicing to imbibe non-traditional light-bodied brown ale. Juicy raspberry, blueberry, and apricot fruiting contained by polite black currant bittering, barely redeeming slim buttery finish. Slight enough to entice lightweight pilsner fans.
Challenging ebony-hued Russian-styled stout brings whiskey malt palate to dry chocolate-raisin confluence before sherry, bourbon, and port nuances drape black cherry, black currant, and red grape surge. Raspberry puree and rum cake illusions reinforce brown sugar glaze and burnt wood bottom, deepening alcohol pungency.
Interestingly, Cali’s Russian River and Colorado’s Avery brewery’s both had rival Salvation ales in stock. Instead of litigating for brand name, the reputable microbreweries jointly crafted an alcohol-ridden intricacy. Candi-sugared Belgian yeast sweetens initial dried fig-raisin-date splurge, bruised banana-orange midst, and tertiary cherry-strawberry-peach twinge. At oak-aged brandy-like finish, dark rum-spiced cinnamon-clove-nutmeg illusions and vanilla bean-chicory notes find solace amongst fruity lucidity.