Monday, September 29, 2008
This potent beer of the dead pours a solid amber with a hint or orange. The head is tall beige and sudsy. The aroma is sweet and malty with caramel and honey tones. The hops come across mainly floral with a touch of fruity apricot. The flavor is smooth despite the 9% and the malt come through as toffee with a hint of nuts and chocolate. The hops are present with some citrus peel and a touch of spice. There is a speck of alcohol twinge at the end but it is not hot and only help dry out the big malt character. Definitely an “A” level brew from the masters at Rogue.