Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Bear Republic | Tags: beans, broccoli, brown to black, chocolate malts, cocoa, dark roast malts, delicious, exciting packaging, flowers, focyus on aromatic hops, fully opaque, garlic chicken, hay, heather, leaves, like a lighter flavored chocolate stout, milky, more towards malt than hops, musk, musty, nice, peppery carbonation, pizza, some bittering hops finish, soy, staying rocky tan head, sticky intricate lace
Style and Glass: American Strong Ale, Trappist; Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.8 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 300 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville for $1.66 ($19.99 for a 12 bomber case on special)
Aroma: nice, cocoa, heather, hay, flowers, leaves, musty, musk, dark roast malts.
Visuals: exciting packaging, like a lighter flavored chocolate stout, brown to black, fully opaque, staying rocky tan head, sticky intricate lace.
Taste: chocolate malts, more towards malt than hops, focyus on aromatic hops, some bittering hops finish, delicious.
Palate: milky, peppery carbonation, wash, surf, medium finish.
Overall: Amazing for the special price. I’ll have it about 11 more times at least. I’d like to pair it with something like pizza, broccoli, garlic chicken, soy, beans, lots of possibilities there.