Intergalactic Walking Carpet Brown
Brewed by: Intergalactic Brewing Company
Beer Classification and Specs
- Style: Brown
- Variation: American
- Limited: Yes (Draft Only)
- ABV: 6%
- IBU: 35
Brewer’s Notes and Ingredients
Brewer’s notes unavailable.
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Artwork: No label, served on draft.
Color: Dark brown, like coffee.
Aroma: Biscuity, with sweetness.
Arrived in: 32oz. Growler
Served in: Snifter
There are several things we truly enjoy about Intergalactic Brewing Company. First and foremost, they brew very tasty beer. And you can always count on them to offer a wide variety of styles on their menu board, something not all San Diego breweries do. Lastly, besides the countless pieces of Star Wars memorabilia inside the tasting room, you can usually find at least one Star Wars themed beer on tap as well.
In our last visit to Intergalactic they were pouring Red Leader Red Ale, Force Shock Bock, and Walking Carpet Brown, named after everyone’s favorite bowcaster-toting wookie Chewbacca. Actually, the name was a reference to the insult Princess Leia unnecessarily hurled at him while sneaking around the Death Star in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope:
Will somebody get this big walking carpet out of my way?
Walking Carpet Brown was on the darker end of the color spectrum for a brown ale, and almost pushed into porter territory. It resembled a dark roasted coffee, with some intermittent trails of effervescence up the side of glass. There was not much head after pouring, and its thin covering of froth died off quickly.
The aroma was bready and biscuity like an amber or brown ale should be, but there was also a sweetness layered over those malts. We eventually decided on candied brown sugar, since it was a little more faint than caramel.
The mouthfeel of this brown ale was definitely from a galaxy far, far, away. It was so smooth, and gently vanished after each sip, with just a nudge of sharpness before the finish. Walking Carpet Brown was not a viscous ale, but gave the illusion of a heavier stout or porter. It was as plush as wookie fur. (Well, actually we have never touched a wookie, but their fur sure looks rather soft.)
As for the flavor, Walking Carpet Brown started off with the toasted malt and caramel typical to a brown ale. But as we got near the finish, a subtle layer of fruitiness emerged, similar to raisin or plum. From there it evaporated right off our palates, with a drying finish of residual candied sugar, hazelnut, and caramel stickiness.
Maybe if the cantina in Mos Eisley served this delicious beer instead of those fruit colored cocktails in frosted glasses, the bar patrons wouldn’t have been so violent.
Final Score: 4/5
The world needs more Star Wars themed beers, especially tasty ones like Walking Carpet Brown. This tribute to Chewbacca was smooth and creamy, with confectionary aroma and flavors.
Chewbacca image from StarWars.com