brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear, dark amber with a mahogany hue.
A quarter inch head of beige sank quickly, leaving behind a few whisps on the surface.
Honey-roasted malt, sweet caramel, and fresh dough lead off the nose. Hints of plums, nougat, and grape jam follow through.
Medium bodied with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A bit sticky.
Ripe, plump malt and honey-drizzled wet dough start the palate. Caramel, fig bits, and a hint of toffee follow through.
Finishes with a slightly drying, firming bitterness, fading fruit, and caramel. A trace of alcohol warmth in the extended finish.
Very smooth, fresh, and malty.
Perhaps a reincarnation of the Quincy Ships Alternator?