Mystic Conviction

Posted: June 20, 2015 in American Double/Imperial Stout, Mystic Brewery, Reviews

The other half is at a concert with one of her friends from law school. This means that I can hopefully bang out more of the backlog while I’m watching “Cat From Hell.” Let’s get to it.


ABV: 11%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This purchase reserves a 750 mL Bottle of Spectral Evidence, New England Imperial Stout, Alc. by Vol 12% Purchases may be picked up on or after October 30, 2014 (or if a ticket is held at the release party on October 29) These are 750 mL bottles that can be cellared and aged. 375 mL bottles will be release at a later time. A barrel-aged version of this beer (‘Mystic Conviction’) will be available at later date, with first dibs taken by the Barrel Club (Friends of the Barrels).”

Random: That is all I can find out about this beer.

This beer poured with a two finger, tan head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was black in color with lots of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with roasted malts and chocolate. I didn’t pick up any sort of oak or normal notes that barrel aging imparts. The taste had some licorice and then deep cocoa notes with bitter chocolate. There was leather as well, but not much from the oak, which was disappointing. It had a thick body with moderate carbonation. The finish had a lot of licorice and roasted malts. I don’t have a price on this beer as it was another gift. Honestly, this was a bit disappointing. I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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