Monday, March 16, 2009
This strong ale with juniper pours a medium brown with an amber tint. The head starts at two finger and falls to a thin film. The aroma is slightly sweet with brown malts and chocolate. The flavor has a toffee toasty sweet, a rye piquant, and a juniper woodiness. The juniper that is used is twigs and not berries. That means that it does not taste like gin but takes on a woody mellow earthy like tone. It is a good balance of sweet malt and sharp rye and juniper with a low hop bitterness.