Aroma is resiny thick. First drink has a slight crispness of hop bite to it, followed by a caramel malt flavor that’s not too sweet, and a little dark tasting. Aftertaste liners with expressive malt flavors and edge of hop bitterness.
Bottle marked that it was brewed in Virginia brewery on 4/8/21, enjoy by 8/6/21. This review done on 7/8/21.
Crisp, bright aroma, with a mild malt sweetness. Clean taste, without much detectable hop flavors. Smooths out into nice broad light malt taste with a bit of crispness. Pleasant, but something I would fight someone over if it was the last one in the cooler.
Sweet hop aroma, almost raw. Sweet taste that immediately transitions from the raw hop aroma to a smooth grapefruit-like taste, without the bite. Very smooth from a bitterness perspective, but a lot of different tastes lurking around the edges. Interesting.
Thin head that fizzles down quickly. I can smell the dark makes and spice aroma with the glass sitting a foot away from my nose. Aroma up close is not as strong as I would’ve thought- nice mellow dark malts. Full flavor, with a zing of cinnamon spice cutting through the dark malts, then quickly disappearing. Aftertaste is fairly mild dark malt. The 8.1% ABV is hidden well, with no detectable alcohol burn.
A little too complicated for my palate.
4 out of 5 stars.
Craft beer and homebrew from a Michigan perspective.