Pours like liquid obsidian under a tight crema head that fades into a thin blanket. Swirls with a few arcs of lace.
Lots of black root. Whole green peppercorns. Pumpernickel. Figs and prunes. Twigs and Autumn leaves. Slight tart lactic twang along the sides.
Fleshy meaty prunes and dates in the middle with vinous tannic notes along the edges. Oily tobacco and wood varnish notes in the middle. A bit leathery and papery underneath. Quick nip of lactic sourness in the very back swallow.
A unique beer that is a blend of whiskey barrel aged porter and un-barreled stout that ultimately reminded me of a Baltic Porter. I enjoyed the slight lactic tang but it doesn’t quite fit with the style which lands on Imperial/Strong Porter. Good but the recipe could use a few tweaks.
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