Don’t the let name confuse you. This Baltic porter – a style borrowing from Russian Imperial Stouts and Brown Porters – is rich and complex and yeah, it’s a lager, not a stout. We named ours after Faust, the literary character who traded his soul to the Devil to obtain knowledge and wealth. We made a similar deal to give this rich dark lager the devilishly roasty character it enjoys. The Faustian Stout combines malty sweetness with the aroma of dark, dried fruit, licorice, toffee, and caramel notes. With its higher abv and smooth finish this beer makes a great sipper.
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a hazy semi dark brown with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma kind of has a roasted malt note with some chocolate and a bit of earthy dark grains. Flavor has a dry creamy chocolate note with some roasted malts and coffee that adds a slight bitterness.
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