swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2013
draft at Blue Monk, wonderful lighter stout, Loads of chocolate, hazelnuts, light coffee. Very flavorful, solid roastiness, lighter to medium bodied. Very Nice, bring this one back GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
Draught pints (many of them...) at the Swans show & a mini-growler enjoyed the next day. Full disclosure: I’m friends with the owner/brewer of CBW (rudolf here on RB), and it was his invitation that had me visiting Buffalo for the Swans concert. But even if I didn’t have that personal connection, this would still be an excellent beer. Colour is deep almost-black with blood red tones, and a medium sizes off-white head. Wonderful aroma with notes of dark cocoa powder, burnt toffee, toasted hazelnut, and a bit of dark smoke. Medium-light body - thanks to the wheat - making it very. VERY easy to drink. Flavour starts with a great dark, dry roastiness, followed by some sweetened coffee notes, a bit of dark chocolate, and finishing medium-long with pine and burnt wood. A fantastic beer all around, and a worthy tribute to the mighty Swans.