Pours black with a thin tan head that quickly melts into a swirl of foam floating on top and clingy to the sides of the glass. Some watery lacing.
The aroma is complex and different but very pleasing. A mixture of vanilla, orange, sweet molasses, and a hint of smoke hiding underneath.
The taste is just as interesting and complex as the aroma. Starts with a milky sweetness that works into a mix of vanilla, a bit of orange and dark smoked malts with a slightly bitter dark chocolate finish.
Medium body with medium carbonation. A milky smooth mouth feel, while also having a bit of a watery feel to it. Slightly dry on the finish with a sticky sweetness on the lips.
A very impressive beer. I like it a lot and I can't say that I have ever had anything like it. A very unique combination of aromas and flavors making if intriguing and interesting. The unique characters of this beer make it hard to describe and makes me keep coming back for a sip. A very cool beer that is worth a try!
Pours opaque with an inch of handsome, light brown foam. Retention is medium at best leaving nary a trace.
Aroma is a bit different than expected from a stout. Old peat that has lost a bit is fortified by vanilla, sweet molasses, licorice, and light roast.
Taste is even more off the beaten path (Robert Frost). Sweet up front with smoke/peat picking up quickly, joined by vanilla. The end is complex: smoke, licorice, roast, and chocolate formulate an inviting rue. The finish bring a touch of achy chocolate.
Medium body with a higher than expected amount of carbonation for a 30 month old beer. Palate is dried intermittently.
This is a really interesting beer, lending a new perspective to an American stout. If the smoke would be stronger on a fresh version, I would prefer the aged. Enjoy!