Aroma: Chocolate, roasted malt, and maybe a little coffee.
1st Taste: Sweet but not the normal malt flavor, perhaps the effect of the rye. Followed quickly by chocolate and brown sugar.
Overall: Surprised at how mellow this brew was, being a rye based stout. It's got character, but none of the elements overwhelms the others. Perfect mouthfeel, not too light but could easily drink multiples of this brew. (Shocking that I could drink a few) Hops and alcohol levels are adequate, but in the background. Would love to see this brew on tap through the early winter months. I like it.
Reviewed: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 21:21:40