JStax (3776) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a Growler. Appearance is dark amber, nearly purple, with a rather large head of khaki colored foam. Aroma is fairly earthy and reminiscent of tree bark. Alcohol is somewhat present in the aroma but moreso in the finish. Taste is very heavy malt like a sweet, yet dry barleywine. Complex malt profile bring out hints of caramel, toasty candies, birch. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. I’m very impressed with this beer.