Although the weather is starting to get hotter out, I still find myself enjoying a nice stout. I think they definitely taste better in the Winter, especially when there is some snow on the ground. We didn’t get a lot of snow last year. I didn’t even break out my snow boots once. But, a stout in the Summer still works. Let’s see how it was.
Style: American Double/Imperial Stout
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This Imperial Stout is brewed with hints of Warrior One coffee – an organic, shade-grown blend from Costa Rica. Through a partnership with Lycoming College and Golden Valley Farm Coffee Roasters, sales of this coffee help fund study and research opportunities in the developing world. We’re proud to offer a beer that looks and tastes great, but can also help do some good.”
Random: This beer clocks in at 20 IBUs.
The beer poured with a finger and a half of light brown head that was moderate thickness. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was dark brown, almost black with some carbonation visible. The nose had roasted malt with tons of black coffee and dark chocolate. The taste started with the same roasted malts and bitter black coffee. There was chocolate as well, but the bitterness overwhelmed the chocolate note. The alcohol was more apparent than I would have liked and the body was thick. There was moderate carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with bitter black coffee. I thought this beer was good, just not outstanding. I think it’s still worth a try.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0