|Style||Foreign Extra Stout|
Best Quote During Tasting
I'm 100% certain that I like STLCBW more than literally any holiday you can think of.
|Aroma - The chocolate is quite large and jump out of the top of the glass. It's more of a milk chocolate than a dark chocolate and it really shines. There's also a subtle brown sugar or molasses that comes through at the end that makes it quite nice. A roastiness is there and while it's subtle, it helps balance the sweetness of the malts.|
|Appearance - The beer pours a deep brown with a huge, chestnut head that starts out two fingers tall and slowly dissipates until all that is left is a thin, tan head made up of loose bubbles.|
|Flavor - This is much more roasty than the aroma let on. It's got a bit of a coffee or burnt (in a good way) taste to it that provides the bitterness that this beer needs. The chocolate is still here but it's now secondary to the roast. The sweet molasses that I got on the nose is also still present but it comes across as a general sweetness more than anything. It helps to balance the roast and bitterness that dominate the beer. The finish on this one is dry but it works well.|
|Mouthfeel - The carbonation is just above medium and the body is right at medium. It's got a slightly creamy mouthfeel but the carbonation keeps it from reaching the creaminess that would be preferable.|
|Overall Impression - I'm glad I got to try this beer. It's a seasonal from out of state so I happened to stumble into it when my wife visited a friend up north. Trying a new beer from a brewery you're unfamiliar with is a great change of pace because you're able to go in with a completely open mind. After trying this one, I'm hoping I can snag a few more of their offerings next time I'm in their distro area.|