12 oz single from Mac’s downtown, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Light color for the style, with a nice amber/orange body and some decent head. The lacing is there but scant and loose. Some sweet malts and some ethanol in the nose.
Lots of sweet caramel malts in the taste with a little toffee, and the alcohol is low key – until the finish, when there is a blast of EtOH again. Hops are surprisingly muted for me, with the alcohol replacing the bitterness that I was expecting.
I quite like this beer, although it is definitely a poor man’s American Strong, a Stone Arrogant bastard wannbee. Having said that, it’s OK and worth a try.