Picked this up as a single bottle on the clearance shelf. This beer was originally brewed by Cabezon but was swallowed up by Rio Grande when the Cabezon outfit closed. I’m not sure if they are still brewing this, or if this was a bottle left over from the original brewer, but I’ve added it at Todd’s suggestion.
Good looking pour, jet back with a lovely tan head. The head fades quickly to reveal a creamy, spotty layer on the surface of the body. The fact that there is no lacing gives away the fact that the beer is incredibly thin. There is virtually no body to this beer, it’s terribly weak and watery and as a result the mouthfeel for a Stout is very, very poor.
Outside of that the smell is good with lots of burned chocolate notes and some smoke. However the appearance and smell are let down first by the taste (similar to, but not as deep as the aroma) and then by the mouthfeel (hopelessly weak).
Very watery experience that promised much more but failed to deliver.