Profiled by Maria Devan
Pours dark brown with a tan creamy head that clings and leaves lace.
Nose is coffee, light brown sugar, dark fruit, nuts and caramel. Light pepper from hops.
Taste is mellow as some bold coffee without bitterness comes across the palate smooth and with the nutty taste of caramel. Low diacetyl presence. Soft creamy mouthfeel shows you roasty malt and a dry-ish finish. Light cream to lingers with firm caramel as hops balance the beer perfectly with a moderate bitterness.
Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”
Maria Devan lives in Ithaca, NY and is a great beer writer. She has regular beer Sundays where she profiles brews, reviews brews online with homebrewers and other beer community connected bloggers. She’s judged beer at a homebrew competition and been a steward. And she’s kind of short. But that’s OK.