This is my 100th beer review! I’ve hit the century mark and my liver has never been fitter! Cheers to the next 100, and beyond. 🍻
I saw this release posted somewhere on social media and rushed to my local beer dispensary to ensure that I didn’t miss out. A clear, light colored stout? Fuck off. Really?.. HOW. I suspect this is a gimmick beer, like Crystal Pepsi.
“Gentlemen, I give you Crystal Pepsi. All the great taste of regular Pepsi but without the troublesome opacity.
Well, what if you’re drinking a regular Pepsi and somebody is coming at you with a knife, huh? You won’t be able to see him past your Pepsi. And then, who’s dead, huh? You! You! You’re dead! Stabbed! … Crystal Pepsi!” – Family Guy
The pour is a crystal clear light copper(…), with no head, just a fine haze. Very fine lacing. Looks good for a stout posing as a completely different beer type. It’s in disguise. Maybe.. It’s more than meets the eye.
The smells are used coffee grounds, wet hay and a little caramel. Simple and not great, honestly (when am I not).
The tastes are used coffee grounds, wet hay and a little caramel… Exactly by the nose with a slight hoppy flower fluff on the finish. It’s not bad, but it’s certainly lacking. It doesn’t really taste like stout should taste.
The mouthfeel is medium body and a little sticky. Carbonation is vigorous. Flavors travel from the front of your mouth, backwards like a stale, bitter carwash.
2.5/5 It’s unique, but not great. It’s like drinking stale, black coffee. At least I avoided a possible sneak attack.