|Location||Maryland Heights, MO|
Best Quote During Tasting
I'm resisting the urge to make a pun about this beer's name but you all get where I'm going.
|Aroma - Roasted malts, chocolate and some faint nuttiness come off first. There is some subtle coffee that mixes in quite well with the other malt aromas. There is an underlying sweetness that seems more general than from a specific source. If you really get your nose in the glass, you're able to get some allspice character but you've got to dig deep.|
|Appearance - The beer pours an opaque, deep brown with a dense, cream colored head made up of small tight bubbles. The foam begins to fade quickly but never fully leaves and clings to the glass.|
|Flavor - Damn! It's got sweet chocolate, coffee (much bigger than what was in the aroma), nutmeg, cinnamon and awesome nuttiness that make this one a treat. It's pretty sweet but as a cream stout, it's supposed to be. There isn't much else to pick up but there doesn't need to be.|
|Mouthfeel - The body is medium+ and the carbonation is a medium for a dense and creamy drinking experience.|
|Overall Impression - I know yesterday that I said that the Vanilla pumpkin was my favorite but that's now not the case. The spices were perfect and every other piece of this puzzle fit perfectly. The number of flavors and the way they were in balance was awesome. I really appreciate this beer from both a technical AND a delicious standpoint.|