NOTES: Draft @ Monk’s Cafe

STYLE: Imperial Stout

ABV: 11%

APPEARANCE: Black as the Gulf Shore beaches

HEAD: Toffee-colored, thick and tight…fades slowly

LACING: Chunky and steadfast…like the female sidekick in a RomCom.

NOSE: Roasted and bitter, with a hint of sweetness. Baker’s chocolate, black-strap molasses, espresso, and a sharp bite of licorice.

TASTE: Dark chocolate and coffee up front which fades to a slightly acidic fruitiness in the middle. Finishes earthy and bitter with a good alcohol presence. Nice.

MOUTHFEEL: Full-bodied and chewy. Average carbonation doesn’t help or hurt the body.

DRINKABILITY: It’s a thick, rich, 11% ABV Imperial Stout. Those generally aren’t the most drinkable brews on Earth, but this one is a winner. I’m a fan.

RATING: 3.5 Hops

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