Wrath of Pele
Burn 'Em Brewing
American Brown Ale
Beer Guy here!
Let me start by saying that I love coconut. Loooooove it! In and on everything. Coconut on my ice cream. Coconut in my milk. Coconut chicken. Coconut shampoo. I even cook with coconut oil! That being said, you can imagine how excited I was when big boss man Mr. Wise Guy approached me and said, "Hey kid, write up a story on that good coconut brown ale from Burn 'Em and have it on my desk by 5 o'clock!"
We've all been in awe of the product that Michigan City's Burn 'Em Brewing has pumped out over the last two years. Awesomely crafted. Always delicious. Always putting a smile on your face. These guys know what they're doing and we appreciate their quality and precision in brewing solid beer. Happily, we are again able to share their art with YOU, our loyal customer and fellow wiseglass! So, without further delay, I give you Burn 'Em Brewing's Wrath of Pele, or what is affectionately referred to as "the Almond Joy beer."
Cardamom dominates the nose on this 6.5% American Brown Ale that pours nearly jet black with a solid fingers' worth of tan head. Hints of caramel and chocolate come into play on the back end. Really nice smelling brew, though I'm picking up little to no coconut which, honestly, kind of bums me out.
First sip. Not bummed out anymore! Delicious! Absolutely delicious! Full-bodied but easy drinking. Creamy. Super rich and flavorful with heaps of coconut notes that delicately dance along my palate, more than making up for the lack in aromatics. Toasted malts are also heavily showcased here with undertones of brown sugar, mild spice, espresso, peanuts, and chocolate milk. Really nice. Probably one of the better brews I've had in a while. And let me remind you that this is a brown ale. A. Brown. Ale. How often do you hear people raving about a brown ale? How often do you seek out brown ales? In my experience, hardly ever. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a brown ale worth talking about. Hell, style aside, this should be on your radar. Got it? Good.
Normally I'd say that this style of beer would be best suited for drinking at cellar temperature, but I'll admit that Wrath of Pele is just as good right out of the fridge as it is at 55 degrees. Either way, you're going to like it. You're going to like it a lot!
Again, easy. 97 out of 100.
See YOU soon & many cheers!