Thanks go out to Brian700 for the trade.
Fantastic looking pour with a massive rocky head that has great retention. Copper red body with a lot of clarity. Lovely sticky lacing left behind. Looks? It’s a 5!
Big hops, but it’s really mellow – not astrigent at all. Couple this with magnificent malts and a subtle rye flavor and you have one delicious beer. Beautifully full hop burps are induced as I gulp this one down.
Very satisfying and smooth the mouthfeel is both silky and light, but it also gives a fullness that seems in direct contradiction to that. Whatever it does to achieve this, it works very well.
Frankly a real all around winner. A multi-faceted beer with a lot to offer. Very nice.
The second bottle of this gave me a much greater Rye taste than the original bottle from the same pack, and I liked it a little less. Still nice, but a little more bitter.