Dark Hops

New entrant to the Atlanta market that I picked up at Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Didn’t really fancy this much, but Kraig persuaded me and I am delighted that he did.
Pour produces a MASSIVE, and I mean MASSIVE, dark, dark mocha colored head and a jet black body. Amazingly looking pour!
Nose is maasive (again) hugely malty and sweet, followed by a tiny, medicinal, herbal hop finish.
Much the same is experienced in the tastes. This largely feels like an English, relatively sweet stout until the very back end of the taste where the herbal hop notes come crashing in. Alcohol is well hidden. The herbal and medicinal notes build over the course of the beer and get a touch annoying at the end, but to be honest this is the American character coming through.
Pretty interesting beer which is a INITIALLY a little more subtle than the name and style suggests, but ultimately IS quite hoppy and lives up to the moniker. It just takes time for the beer to get to that point.
Interesting.

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11/15/2009
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Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.5 %
Appearance: 5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4
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