Weyerbacher Black and Orange

Last week, Kate and I ended up at Twin Light Tap House. I’ve gone on and on about how much I love that place and I saw that most of the beers that they had on tap were ones that I’ve never reviewed before. This was one that I never had heard of, but once I looked up what it was after I’d had it, it made total sense. Mixing one of my favorite pumpkin beers and a really good stout that I just reviewed? Yeah, definitely down with that.

ABV: 8.5%

Style: Pumpkin Ale/Russian Imperial Stout

Trivia: This brew is half Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale and half Weyerbacher Old Heathen Imperial Stout.

Random: I had the mac and cheese appetizer at Twin Light which was really, really good.

This one came highly recommended from the waiter at Twin Light, so I had to try it. This brew poured with absolutely no head and no lacing left on the glass. The body was a dark brown color and due to the color, there was no visible carbonation. The nose was just amazing. I got all of the notes that I have come to expect from a pumpkin beer: nutmeg, cinnamon and the added bonus of ginger snap. A few of the stout characteristics came out with some roasted malts. Onto the taste. I got lots of pumpkin with nutmeg and cinnamon. The stout characteristics were a bit more muted in the taste. I got a little bit of dark chocolate and some roasted malts, but the pumpkin took center stage on this one. This was just really enjoyable to drink. The booze was invisible and body was medium thickness with moderate carbonation. It had a long finish with pumpkin and spices. I fell in love with this beer. This was a great take on a pumpkin beer and really delivered. I would definitely have this one again. If you can find it, definitely have a pint.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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