AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
adamjackson (660) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 19, 2012
A – Pours a midnight black / pitch black appearance out of the bottle but doesn’t have the viscosity I expected. Minor 1 finger coffee colour head that faded slowly to a fine brown ring of carbonation on the edges. Really nice lacing and some alcohol legs.
S – Big mocha bomb with hints of vanilla, figs and raisins.
T – Decent maltiness but not very pronounced. Hint of milk creaminess that is overshadowed by coffee, espresso beans, dark chocolate, baker’s chocolate and golding or saaz hops. A very nice bitterness but not too pronounced. Mouth swish reveals apricots and figs.
M – Heavy body, medium carbonation.
O – Maybe this beer is past its prime or maybe it’s just a weak taste profile overall. Still very drinkable.