Thursday, January 16, 2014

Big Boss Aces and Ates

Type: coffee stout
Origin: Raleigh, North Carolina
Price: ?
ABV: 8%

The lady got me this in Asheville when she was hiking the AT back in June. I think she just went to a coffee roaster, so she had coffee on the brain and decided to buy me the first thing local with coffee in it. I definitely have no problem with that train of thought. And double plus for getting me a beer from a brewery that I have never seen before.

So onto the beer. First impression: this is well balanced. Everything is in check, no flavors are off-putting, it has just the right amount of flavor and complexity to keep you interested. The coffee is incredibly subtle and reminds me of a mild cold brewed ice coffee. The roastiness is also very mellow. Its definitely bitter, but doesn't leave a bad aftertaste. It reminds me most of having a slice of tiramisu with cup of coffee, except its better cause it gets you drunk. The only downside is I don't have more of it.

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