A: Black as a moonless midnight in the woods. Dark tan foam with medium retention.
S: Licorice and malt. Simple but attractive.
T: Smoky malt mixes interestingly with the licorice. Some molassess sweetness. 2BDs agreed there was almost a minty aftertaste. Medium light mouthfeel. Good level of carbonation.
D: I need to try this again. It's very unusual. There's nothing wrong or off-putting about the beer. The licorice kinds of dominates, so it's hard to find complexity to enjoy. And there's something about the lingering flavor note that I'm unsure about. But, a grand experiment none the less.
Reviewed: Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 22:20:05
Tasted: Thursday, September 30, 2010
$1.99 for 12 oz. bottle
1,406 beers rated with a
A: 6.0 |
T: 6.0 |
L: 8.0 |
M: 5.0 |
Pours opaque but I think it is cloudy too. A brown, inch of foam quickly disappears leaving just a touch of lacing.
Aroma is a lot of licorice and that is about all I could sense. It also gave the sense, at time of a stout.
Taste is some malt with a touch of sweetness, then some smokey malt mixes with the licorice to give a sense of peppermint. Strange.
Medium body with about the same amount of carbonation. Slowly dries the palate.
The peppermint taste is not my thing, I actually don't like it all. It does leave the mouth with a clean feeling. Not a horrible just not something that I need again. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 22:17:24