asheft (3125) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
[on cask at brewpub]
Chocolate and meaty aroma that seems minty. Sasparilla obvious after being told by the manager what was flavouring the beer. Clear ruby-black under an off-white ring and patch. Smooth, almost velvety chocolate flavour with some volatile, minty/cool character that must be from the sasparilla. Bitterness is low, but there is little sweetness to throw off the balance--but weak overall. Light to medium body, low carbonation, chocolate finish.