TAR (2779) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Draft: Sticky frothed tan foam. Beautiful porter aroma of abundant hop character, caramel, cappuccino, cocoa, concord grape, light smoke, blackberry, and a hint of licorice. Soft and powdery palate. The wonderful flavors show huge roastiness, lots of coffee and cocoa, and a touch of charred malt. Finishes chewy and bitterly hoppy. A mild mannered, yet extremely impressive and tasteful rendition.