Star Spangled Stout

12 oz bottle from casemw. Finally got around to trying this, hand-labeled, bootleg bottle from the source. Cheers.
Pour is a requisite blackish/brownish brown pour with those strage green highlights that a good stout sometimes produces (in my eyes at least!). A few ruby red highlights on standing. Head is small, poorly retained and doesn’t create much lace – a bit of a let down considering the pretty nature of the body.
Nose has a simple, sweet balance that one would expect, with very mild hops competing with the dark malts for your attention.
A similar scenario plays out in the taste. A very light licorice, bitter finish completes the package. The malts are subtlely dark and roasted like a simple breakfast blend and without the harsh bitterness of a bolder brew. Some very fine, sand-like grains of yeast accompany the last pour from the bottle and settle at the bottom of the 16 oz glass. Quite creamy but paradoxically, also quite light in the mouth.
Tasty and one of the better beers from the RJR stable. Nice example. I’d like to try it fresher and on draft near the source. Would probably be be even better.

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07/17/2009
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bottle
ABV: 6.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.88
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