STYLE: Imperial Stout
APPEARANCE: Black as the Gulf Shore beaches
HEAD: Toffee-colored, thick and tight…fades slowly
LACING: Chunky and steadfast…like the female sidekick in a RomCom.
NOSE: Roasted and bitter, with a hint of sweetness. Baker’s chocolate, black-strap molasses, espresso, and a sharp bite of licorice.
TASTE: Dark chocolate and coffee up front which fades to a slightly acidic fruitiness in the middle. Finishes earthy and bitter with a good alcohol presence. Nice.
MOUTHFEEL: Full-bodied and chewy. Average carbonation doesn’t help or hurt the body.
DRINKABILITY: It’s a thick, rich, 11% ABV Imperial Stout. Those generally aren’t the most drinkable brews on Earth, but this one is a winner. I’m a fan.
RATING: 3.5 Hops