Pours a muddy looking brown color with a half finger cream white head. Good retention on the head. Thick globbing lacing.
Aroma is mild but has some nice things to offer. I am getting a sweet malt, a touch of caramel and a bit of smoke and dark fruits.
Taste is big and bold with lots of smoke mixed with dark fruits. Sweet malts, bread, grain and some light molasses flavors dance around the palate on this beer.
Medium body with light carbonation. Mouth feel is creamy and smooth, but leaves me with a sweet stickiness in the after taste.
Overall, an interesting beer with a nice level of complexity. It's not an every day beer for me but I enjoyed this one and give it a thumbs up for creativity. Good drink ability for a beer that has a higher abv. Worth a try!
Reviewed: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 00:02:55