Review – Terrapin Side Project: 90 Shelling
From Terrapin Beer Co. – For the 6th volume in the “Side Project” series of beers, I decided to brew something malty for a change. As you probably know I like the hops! The Terrapin “90 Shelling” gets it name from traditional scotch ales that used numbers and then the word “Shilling” to indicate the alcohol content in the beer. For example a 120 shilling scotch ale would have more alcohol than a 90 shilling would. I used the word “Shelling” instead to pay homage to the turtle. This beer has a wonderfully malty aroma and a huge body the compliments a very smooth, velvety mouth feels. I used a touch of English East Kent Golding hops to balance out the sweetness of this fine elixir.
Terrapin Beer Co. – Terrapin Side Project: Volume Six – 90 Shelling – 22 oz bottle poured into a goblet. 7.3% abv. Shared with LJ from 2factor Photography.
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish auburn, letting no light or objects through. After the aggressive pour, only a stripe of tan was left on top.
Aroma: Smoky, fruity malt and some chocolate.
Taste: Chocolate, roasted malts, smokey malts. Finishes with some dry breadiness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, but not syrupy.
Overall: Not too bad, although I look for something a little bit thicker with this style. If I were in HOT-Lanta, I would most certainly appreciate this drinkable rendition of a WeeHeavy.