Monday Night Brewing Master Splinter
Monday Night Brewing Master Splinter is an Imperial Red Ale aged on Hard Maple. It is the latest new beer in the Black Tie Series, coming in at 9% ABV.
This is a very pretty looking beer, deep mahogany red color with a perfect bone white head. The aroma is fairly typical for a Red Ale, big and malty. I’m not getting any hard maple in the aroma. The taste is also rather typical for the style. Big rich malts with a dense sweetness that is balanced with the bitter dry wood on the backend. I didn’t notice that 9% ABV until it was too late.
Red Ales often don’t do a lot for me, but the hard maple does make this one stand out a bit from the crowd.