A: Bear fur brownish black. Neat and full, tan, small bubble foam of brief endurance.
S: Soft milk chocolate with distinct sweet grapefruit overlayed on the back. Digging deeper maybe some type of dark sugars and faint coffee. All parts blend well in a inviting melange of fruit and sweets.
T: Not very sweet, but some variations of the nose fruit scents. Definately some roasty malts and bakers chocolate emerge is a supremely reserved manner. Soft and low medium mouthfeel. Moderate levels of carbonation, in no way a fizzy beer.
O: Not as big as I thought this beer would be, and I mean that is a positive way. First, very sessionable, ok more likely on a fall/winter night. But the porter/stout fan will find that this beer will do rather nicely. The levels of dryness, malt sweet, and roastiness are in well porportioned balance. At the same time brewer manages to inject a WC skew that keeps it real and interesting. Very nice job.
Note: This brewer date stamps, this bottle was best by 10/3/11.