Pours black like tar with a thin tan head that quickly melts into a swirl of foam floating on top and clingy to the sides of the glass. Very little lacing.
The aroma is dark and buttery and sweet. Oats, roasted malts, brown sugars, chocolate and molasses and a bit of alcohol. I nice complex aroma.
The taste is very similar to the aroma. This bottle is fairly fresh and could use some more time in the cellar as it is a little bit harsh with alcohol. The flavors are dark roasted malts, brown sugars, molasses, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits. A very complex and tasty brew.
Medium to big body with medium carbonation. A milky smooth mouth feel. Slightly dry with an oily finish on the palate and a sticky sweetness on the lips.
An impressive beer with a nice level of complexity in both the aroma and flavor. A little more time in the cellar and this beer would only improve with time. It is a little on the hot side right now, but makes a great sipper! Try one!
Reviewed: Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 22:24:46
Tasted: Thursday, March 08, 2012
$12.99 for 22 oz. bottle
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