Appearance: dark black pitch with burnt brown edges. Khaki tan head. Steady stream of bubbles lingers as mousse with bubble spots.
Nose: hoppy and roasty at the same time. Burnt twigs, cold spent coffee ground, and chocolate brittle in the back. Ash. Freshly ground un-adultered cacao beans.
Palate: bracingly burnt and bitter with ash and cacao beans. Brittle burnt hops in the middle. Burnt chocolate and more ash along the sides with burnt acridity tingling the cheeks. A bit of chocolate fondue in the breath. Black root and black licorice, burnt of course.
Final Thoughts: wowsers. Burnt, black, bitter, double, and delicious. Clown Shoes Beer should brew this beer more often and not just as a 1 Year Anniversary celebration beer.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)