This stout pours a dark dark brown with a moderate size tan head. Not very oatmealy, but thinner looking ale. Some stouts have a bubbling couldron-like head to them. This one did not.
This is a great smelling beer. Obvious roasted malts, toffee, coffee, chocolate, and some dark nuts, though they’re all balanced well, smelling like a beer rather than a piece of candy. I did detect a slight melted plastic smell which was strange.
Taste largely follows the nose with a nice dark roasted coffee tongue that turns slightly sweet. Light to moderate mouthfeel answers the light bubble appearance. Not a thick stout, but not too viscous. If they went a bit more robust, no one would complain. The burning plastic smell on the nose carried through to the taste as well, though very slightly.
12oz can at 8.25% ABV
Price? No idea, though I’d gladly pay $3-4 for a can.
This beer was sent to me by listeners Aaron and Matt from Texas who thought that my domestic tastes needed to stray farther than strictly California beers. They have a point. Thanks again, fellas!
This was a great tasting stout from a brewery I wasn’t familiar with. Though I’m used to a thicker beer for this style, the quality malts and straightforward brewing made up for it’s lightness. I can’t wait to try more from this brewery and would gladly drink it again.