AROMA: Strong hop presence of pine, resin and slight citrus (seems a bit
too hoppy for the style). Moderate dark malt presence with some coffee
character (I’d prefer more maltiness). 8/12
APPEARANCE: Very dark brown hue (39-43 SRM); large tan frothy foam. Retains and laces well. 3/3
High hop flavor and bitterness throughout. Citrusy up front with more
dank resiny/piney flavor on the back end. Base malt is dark but not
particularly sweet, though there is a coffee and roasted malt taste on
the finish. Seems a bit too hoppy for the style; needs more malt flavor.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-low carbonation.
Smooth, though hops and roasted malts leave a slightly drying
aftertaste. Feels a bit lighter than 5.8% ABV. No alcohol presence. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: A West Coast style stout bordering on Black IPA. Good, but is it really to style? 6/10