after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Draft at ebp. Pours a murky dark amber with rubied edges. Thin grayish head. Dark malty nose, dried leaves, gingerbread, and fruitcake showing. Some bright new world hops showing leafy and soft floral notes. Kind of an odd combo. Creamy thick body, sluggish carb. Dark roasted caramel, brown bread crusts, and slightly overdone toast on the mid palate. Long dry dark toast finish. No obvious flaws, but some confusing recipe choices.