Subsequently (just arrived in GA Feb 2 2007) 12 oz bottle at Taco Mac, Marietta, GA, USA. $5.00.
A litle more ethanol in the finish than I remember from the past. It drinks less smooth than Brown Shugga (for example) desite the BS being a higher ABV.
Very attractive, dark amber/copper pour with a lovely ivory colored, tight head. Great looking beer.
Aroma’s are malty and significant alcohol, but tempered by the sugary sweetness that comes through strong. A “warm” aroma – very inviting.
This is a highly drinkanle BW that gets my vote ahead of something like Bigfoot simply because the emphasis here comes down on the malt side rather than the hop side. Hops are there, but they are balanced nicely to give a much more drinkable and satisfying brew than some other American “English” BW’s. Full in the mouth, with less viscous oilyness than many other similar beers.
Nice experience and another example of the exceptional work that Laguntias is doing out on the West Coast.