ghawener (1615) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle from Cruzat: Black with a very small tan head, taste is toasty and malty, coffee and a bit thin for a stout (on label). More like a brown ale. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle conditioned, black with a large foamy beige head. A roasted malt aroma with coffee. More roasted characteristics in the flavour, but then became more chocolately in the finish. davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - MAY 25, 2007
Appearance: dark brown to black color. High head, beige color, persistence, consistence and good adherence of the foam to the glass. Panzerfaust (876) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAR 12, 2007
Aroma: sweet toasted malts, candy, and presence of floral hops.
Flavor: sweetness that progress in an intensive toasted bitterness. After taste of hop and toast, finished dry and something metallic.
Palate: medium body and semi-oily. Medium carbonation.
Near to a light porter, is advisable but a few unbalanced between the dryness and degree alcoholic.
(sorry for my english)
Pours a dark and hazy brown color. Head is off-white, big and bubbly. It diminishes rather quick, leaving a good lacing.
Aroma has chocolate hints with citrusy touches of cascade hops (again). Notes of grapefruit, lemongrass, chocolate, cocoa and traces of coffee. Not bad, but it’s a rather strange combination.
Flavor is bitter, hoppy with only subtle toasted notes from the malts. It tastes like a strong APA or even a soft IPA. Lots of grapefruit, citrus, grass and chinese green tea. Powerful.
Body is medium, carbonation is fair. The finish is a little chalky and the aftertaste is pretty strong, bitter. A well made beer.
Thanks to <a href http://www.ratebeer.com/View-User- for sharing this bottle, direct from his Argentinian Patagonia explorations