5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Nearly pitch black, very little light gets through this one, large sudsy light brown head, spotty lacing. Nose of coffee grounds, dark chocolate, cocoa, and a lot of pasture. Has a feed pellet twang to it. Spritzy sour coffee like start, malts are quite roasty, soft hop bitterness, not terribly sweet. Body and mouthfeel are average. Somewhat of an astringent twang on the finish. Not as rich or chocolatey as other examples, specifically Loast Coast 8 ball. Decent, but needs to be fuller, silkier, and lose the pasture aroma.