16oz can directly from the farm.
Dark chestnut pour with a good mocha colored head. Retention and lace are both good.
Nose and initial tastes offer a bitter, black coffee experience. That’s absolutely fine if that’s what you like, but there is not much white, milky element this particular ‘cup of coffee’. Bitterness hits early and lingers. Light to medium body, The bitterness is tempered a bit as the beer warms and the palate adjusts but it’s the feature here. Some acidity that is consistent with the coffee, and a light roasty aftertaste. Feels a little like I was drinking black coffee rather than a beer.
I don’t dislike this but it to be honest it turns out to be pretty one-dimensional. The coffee bitter element is absolutely front and center and I’m happy with that being the case since that’s what it advertises, but after that there’s not much else. Malt backbone holds it together, and as I say above it’s decently light drinking, but come with your bitter, black coffee tastebuds ready and expect little else.
Waypost’s strength is in the Saison genre, and this beer kinda underlines that fact.