Pours opaque with a half inch of mocha foam. Fleeting quickly there is some sparse and juicy foam that creates a ring as you tip the glass.
Aroma is full: roasted, smoked peat, chocolate, coffee, and a splash of licorice.
Complex flavors wrap this brew. Caramel sweetness joins peat, roast, and chocolate. Bitter chocolate, some coffee, and even ash stay on the palate. Licorice and maybe spiced hops seems to come out very late on the tongue.
Not as big of body as expected and much more carbonation zested the lips than expected. Dry.
A solid beer that only had a few small flaws. Aroma and taste are both complex. Both are well mixed so that each of the differences can be appreciated. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 19:42:38
It'll bowl you over with its midnight black color and rich dark-roasted aroma. Magnum and Willamette hops combine with unmalted barley and roasted malts to give this brew a full body and a dense creamy head. All elements combine in a rich espresso-like finish.