brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a finger or more of off-white head.
S: A decent hoppiness with plenty of toffee, toast, and nutty malt notes. There is a bit of chocolate to the aroma. The hops are very perfumey with lots of citrus peel and aromatics.
T: The citrus and hop flavors are sort of muted, but there’s still a really nice bitterness to it. Toasted and toffee malt flavors with a touch of chocolate underneath.
M: The body is medium with a pretty high carbonation and a bitter finish.
D: Would have preferred this to be a bit hoppier, but such is life. Still pretty good as it is.