A: Rich mahogany brown. Normal tan foam head of medium
S: Burnt molasses, slightly smoked malt, and some cocoa coffee.
T: Coffee, dark bakers chocolate. A medium mouthfeel, but finishes thinner and drier than I'd have guessed this stout would be.
D: Overall, very good flavors. And original composition in terms of overall experience. I love the rich creamy texture, combined with the dark sweets and bitters. The flavor notes in this brew are all favorites of mine, so I definately give it two thumbs up.
Pours clear but mostly opaque. A solid inch of a deep tan foam cover the liquid. Retention is average with a thickening while lacing is sporadic but thick at times.
Aroma is big on the roasted malt. Molasses seeps in there with a touch of oat scent. Deep coffee, chocolate, even some smoke rears it head. Seems to be ever changing.
Taste is bold and complex. Roasted malt is once again the dominant but it gives way to chocolate, coffee, and slight smoke. The coffee and chocolate hang out for a while, with the coffee really coming on strong and lending a bitter bite.
Medium bodied beer with a light carbonation. Dries the palate.
Much more complex than ever imagined before tasting. Even with the complexity it isn't a huge beer that fills you up. The mouth could be a bit thin as the only knock but the lingering coffee makes up for it. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 21:07:05
Tasted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
$1.89 for 12 oz. bottle
113 beers rated with a
A: 8.0 |
T: 8.0 |
L: 8.0 |
M: 8.0 |
Dark, but translucent red when held to light. Light thin head. Roasted, coffee, some smoke. Thinnish mouthfeel, but is balanced. Low hop, coffee/bitter finish. Coffee more pronounced as warms. Enjoyable. Sessionable.
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy