drjay44 (3710) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2010 grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dullish dark color. Aroma of chocolate, herbal notes and some wisps of anise. Flavor is lightly sweet and creamy with the anise notes peeking through again. Somewhat slippery mouthfeel and light bitterness.
Draft at the Brewpub. Pours a thin off white head with slight lacing, over a clear dark brown (SRM35) body.....nose is primarily coffee, chocolate......taste is mild coffee, chocolate, with a bit of sweetness, finishes with a lingering herbal bitterness.....mouth feel is light carbonation makes for a creamy mouth feel. The finishing herbal bitterness was slightly off, and a bit more hop spice/tones would have balanced it better. BJCP 7/2/12/3/7