Deschutes Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale

A – Poured out a dark brown color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left minimal lacing.

S – It smelled of roasted malt, grasses and pine.

T – It had a nice bitter hop bite with a piney/resiney flavor. Good roasted malt backbone provides needed balance.

M – It had a nice pop and bite on the tongue with a dry finish. Medium bodied and relatively sessionable.

D – This is a good black IPA. Liking the west coast pine aromas and flavor.

Deschutes The Stoic

Deschutes The Stoic, originally uploaded by adambarhan.

Appearance: Dark orange / copper color with a short 1/4″ head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Fruity and some alcohol create a great nose.

Taste: caramel, some light oak tones, very mild bitterness, and a slight alcohol burn

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. smooth and a bit dry at the finish. Medium to light carb, appropriate to the style

Overall: a very slow sipping but big flavored beer. Not my favorite but good none the less. I would drink it if it were offered but probably buy something else.

Serving type: Bomber at the house. Served at 49 degrees into a Brooklyn tulip. Split with Ashley