Appearance: dark burnt woods with garnet glints along the bottom. Khaki head spreads out from the middle like a spider web with a tight collar. Swirls thick but no lace.
Nose: roasted oats, dry brittle chocolates, burnt toast ends. Twigs and ash. Dark fruit stones in the back, almonds. Mulled oats tossed in bakers chocolate powder. Old earth undertones.
Palate: smooth creamy mouthfeel. Soft oats rolled in chocolate powder. Chocolate sits amidst rich earth littered with dry twigs and fallen leaves. Raisins and grapes in the middle. Tannic and fruit stone bitterness along the edges. Very soft mouthfeel. Dry chocolate finish parches the throat.
Final Thoughts: loved it. It’s been a long time since I’ve tasted a Schlafly beer and yes, they are still good. So many beers, so little time…but I am going to darn well try.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)