brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A: Holy hell is this an ugly beer. Incredibly turbid and not even brown, we’ll call it a mahogany color, with almost no head.
S: It smells only slightly better than it looks. Roasted and toasted malts combine with nutshells and coffee grounds to compose the aroma. It’s watery, just to help things out a little bit more.
T: What. The. Hell. Acidic and roasty with a lot of flavor coming directly from CO2. Maybe some chocolate flavor, but probably something like 3 year old Valentine’s Day chocolate you bought at the 99 cent store. And there’s an inexplicable spicy flavor to this beer.
M: The body is light and watery with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Total fail on Back Street’s part. This was a waste.