I’m a bit of an introvert, so the name of this beer is definitely in my wheelhouse. Val got me a mug for some sort of holiday that shows an introvert’s heart that is one of my favorites. Let’s get to the beer.
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Solitude was inspired by the cold days of late winter and early spring on the coast, when the ocean temperatures keep a chill in the night air almost into early summer. A big dark beer that is comforting on a cold night, but with hints of dark fruits and a smoothness that suggests the coming of warmer weather, Solitude is a traditional dark strong fermented with our house Belgian yeast. Deep ruby reds highlight its dark color, and Belgian candi sugars add flavors of dark cherries and plums, complementing the subtle esters familiar to the style.”
Random: This beer comes in at 28 IBUs.
The beer poured with a thick, one finger tan head that dissipated slowly. It left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had alcohol and cola with prunes and dates. There was a lot of yeast present as well. The taste had the same prunes and dates, but quickly went into licorice and vanilla. It also had candi sugar and some plum notes. It had a bit of dark, berry jam to it. Yeast finished up the sip. The alcohol was well-integrated. The body was on the thicker side with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with yeast and licorice. I don’t remember how much I paid for the bomber, since I purchased it at the brewery. This was a pleasant beer that I’m glad I got a chance to try.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0