A fine beer, no doubt. Just not up to the usual, higher standards of Avery Brewing Company.
STYLE: American Stout
LOOK: Hole-in-the-ground black with a slow run of carbonation to a decent, but not exceptional, khaki head.
NOSE: Old leather, tobacco, graham crackers.
MOUTH: Bitter coffee, crisp, almost fruity. Soft smokiness gently fills the lungs. Touch of warm chocolate and soft baseball mitt to balance.
Beeradvocate Rating: 85
Hayward Abbey Rating: 81