ajnepple (7052) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2013 GTAEgeek (2411) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the Avondale Estates Beer Growler. Dark mahogany color, with a huge, bubbly, tan head. The aroma is wonderfully complex. Strong caramel up front, but with some hay and light hickory smoke. Lightly roasted aromas sit in the background. Some good earthy and floral hops come forward in the middle. The flavor is very sweet and malty up front, with a nice mild bitterness through the finish. Heavy body, sticky, and thick, with a little chalkiness and graininess. This is a heavy and assertive malt bomb. Strong aromas, but still nicely balanced, and, given the ABV and thick palate, pretty easy to drink.
On tap at FCB. Brown color with a small head. A caramel malty aroma, with spices, dark fruit, cocoa and a light roast. Full body with a thick chewy feel. The flavor is strong and malty, lightly sweet and light alcohol. Smooth and tasty! Probably the best FCB I’ve tried.