Sunday, July 13, 2014

Left Coast Ale Epeteios

This 9.5% ABV Imperial Stout is from the Left Coast Brewing Company of San Clemente, California. 

The beer pours deeply black, never letting in light. There is over an inch of semi-creamy light brown head. The aroma is dark roasted malt, espresso, a bit of char, and an odd celery note. The taste is bittersweet, very dark chocolate, espresso, and some char. The odd note from the aroma melds into the char in the taste. The finish is fairly bitter, tamping down the nice sweetness, never too sweet. It drinks round and smooth, with the ABV adding warmth, but not booziness. This is nice and would be great barrel aged.  Anyone know if they make a barrel aged version?

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