Because Neshaminy Creek is right by my house, I don’t try their beers nearly as often as I should, since I can get them all the time. This is a beer that I’ve considered buying a million times and finally pulled the trigger on.
Style: Milk/Sweet Stout
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Brewed with copious amounts of Chocolate malt and 28 pounds of semi-sweet Belgian Chocolate added to the boil, Imperial Chocolate Mudbank is a tuned up version of our Winter seasonal with all the chocolate bang for your buck. This jet black brew is chock full of bready two-row barley, biscuity Victory, and enough Caramel malt, and Flaked Oats for a bold, rich, big mouthfeel and taste. 9.1% ABV and only available in even numbered years.”
Random: I have to start searching for Coconut Mudbank from this brewery soon.
The beer poured with a one finger, tan-colored head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown color with very little visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was filled with chocolate malt, lactose, smoke and some charred brown sugar. The taste was much of the same. It started with chocolate malts and a small amount of espresso. There was lactose and burnt sugar, along with some smoke. There was cocoa powder as well. The body was thick with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with cocoa powder and smoke. The booze was well-integrated. A can of this was $2.99, which broke down to $.19 per ounce. I enjoyed this beer a lot. Since it’s only available in even-numbered years, get your hands on one now.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0