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Sticky Fat - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%


Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Early fall had farmers picking whole cone hops and shipping them to us overnight to brew a wet hop beer. We kicked up a black beer with a very sticky hop character. Beware of the StickyFat Bear.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-11-2010)
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iadler

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler poured into a Founders snifter. Shared with exitmusic00.

A- Pours a dark brown with a mocha three finger head that slowly dissipates into a nice cap with plenty of lacing.

S- Dank fresh hops with pink grapefruit and orange zest, bakers chocolate, roasted malt and some coffee beans.

T- Fresh harvest hops hit the palate first with pink grapefruit, orange and lemon zest, followed by some dark chocolate, roasted malt and faint coffee.

M- Medium carbonation and body. Creamy mouthfeel that is a bit syrupy. Very smooth.

O- A pretty strange brew with fresh hops thrown into a dark ale. It is definitely unique and one of the better offerings from Half Acre I've had recently, but not a typical wet hop offering. Drinkability was hurt a bit from the sharp bitterness from the citrus hops upfront.

Serving type: growler

09-26-2011 00:44:21 | More by iadler
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing this one Roger
From notes

A - dark brown body, clarity in the edges, minimal white-tan head.

S - smokey, a touch of smoked meats, "piney goodness," some floral notes. quite nice.

T - coffee, light hop bitterness. pleasant, nothing too exciting.

M - medium-thinnish body, fairly light, nice carbonation

O - a fine beer, pretty interesting and quite drinkable.

Serving type: growler

09-21-2011 17:58:14 | More by ColdPoncho
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown. A nice tan head. Looks pretty. Smells similar to daisy cutter but with some roasty malts underneath. Tastes vey nicely balanced. Hoppy, citrus, grapefruit.The roastiness is fairly solid. Pretty decent overall but still nothing stellar.

Serving type: growler

09-15-2011 15:07:59 | More by Urbancaver
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Pours black with brown edges with a creamy tank head that dissipates quickly, but leaves some residual lacing.

S. Beautiful crisp hop character. Grassy and pine with roast.

T. Roasted malt character with chocolate. Nice bright hop character.

M. Fairly thin body that is quite dry. Good and drinkable.

D. Quite delicious. At least one of my favorite black ipas.

Serving type: growler

09-14-2011 22:41:38 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks roger

A-black body with a brown head that quickly disapates

S-nice hop aroma.

T-follows the nose. This is what wet hopped tastes like. Not over powering. Gentle I pa

M-medium body and smooth

O-good black ipa. Little low on Carb from the growlers

Serving type: growler

09-14-2011 22:18:41 | More by brew3crew
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vespahulb

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was psyched to see they decided to bring this one back, as it soon became my favorite Half Acre offering last fall.

Pours a motor oil black out of the growler. Upon first whiff, you get gorgeous hop aroma. I was getting a little pine, a little dankness, some faint citrus and herbal mint, followed by dark chocolate and roasty coffee.

In the mouth, this what a Black IPA should taste like! It looks like a nasty stout, but drinks like a pale ale. Very well balanced between the roasted chocolate malts and the robust hoppiness. However, the bitterness was much more balanced than last years offering, making this even more sessionable. I kept getting a nice mint aroma/flavor in the finish, almost reminding me of drinking the Girl scout cookie "Thin Mint" beer equivalent! All in all, another excellent offering from Half Acre and an overall excellent wet hopped beer!

Serving type: growler

09-11-2011 16:28:27 | More by vespahulb
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KDawg

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this from a growler that I picked up on release day.

Pours nice and dark brown color with a creamy stout-like head. Very balanced and pungent aromas of hops, grains, chocolate, roasted coffee and some malty tones as well. Rich and full bodied without being overdone or over the top. Very smooth feel as well that catches me off guard a little bit in a good way. This was really good and I'd love to see this bottled

Serving type: growler

09-11-2011 16:10:38 | More by KDawg
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wschmit

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler into a Goose Island Nonic.

A: Pitch black, Guinness-like color with a mocha-tan, cascading, stout-like head--around two fingers' worth. Fine, sticky bubbles leaving a nice lacing as the head slowly settles down to a finger's worth. Head thinning out dramatically as I drink, but still good lacing.

S: I can smell the hops from a foot away. The hopping is a bit confused, though, and slightly acrid, or maybe grassy. Some coffee notes as well. Interesting, but a bit overwhelming, I think.

T: Good, up-front Cascade taste, followed by not-too-thick, not-too-thin coffee flavor. Not overwhelmingly bitter, actually. The dominant lingering flavor is toasted malt and coffee/espresso.

M: A bit of hoppy resin, almost a nitro-tap feel to the carbonation, and a good bit of chew to the body. It certainly coats the whole tongue.

D: One or two of these, tops. It's a confusing beer--nose says pale ale, but the feel says milk stout. I think it's an enjoyable experience, but one or two at most, then I'd have to move on.

This beer is hard to rate to style. I don't have much experience yet with the Black IPA/Cascadian Dark style, but I believe it falls squarely into that category. I like this a lot, but it's not sessionable, by my standards.

I do love Half Acre, and this throws me for a bit of a loop, given how much I love Daisy Cutter, and how summery and light Gossamer is. An interesting experiment, nonetheless.

Serving type: growler

09-17-2010 17:00:11 | More by wschmit
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by Bobby (courtesy of Alex).

A: The pour is cola like, looks black in the glass except when held to the light where it is a dark mahogany color.

S: Very nice hop aroma of grapefruit, grass, and pine. The base beer is fairly roasty with some brown sugar and sweet malt.

T: Grapefruit--both flesh and rind--with some grassy character and a moderate piney bitterness. Some malt sweetness, brown sugar, roast, and maybe a bit of bitter coffee or chocolate.

M: Medium body with a somewhat low carbonation from the growler journey.

D: This was quite a nice beer, of course I'm a sucker for a Black IPA. I did wish it had a little more bitterness, but otherwise this was quite solid.

Serving type: growler

09-17-2010 06:56:15 | More by womencantsail
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GRShultz

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black, black as night. Took out the mag-light and put it behind the glass, no light can escape it's darkness. Average foamy head.

First whiff gives you that citrusy/piney hop smell with a note of slightly burnt malt. Smell is very pleasant.

The taste is smokey, somewhat thin. A bit watery. You can taste the hops but there is no hoppy mouthfeel. The malt taste is vague. Drinking it goes down easy. The beer is very drinkable, but it's sort of boring.

The style is now listed as a "Black IPA"? Huh? I don't think so. No hoppy mouth punch, no IPA. The drinking of this brew reminds me more of Porter than anything else, no real complexity to the taste.

The experience of drinking Sticky Fat is like taking a date to the Junior Prom who was your 2nd choice, she was pleasant but not very memorable.

I would drink Mission St. Brown from Trader Joe's over this in a heartbeat (which is a beer I don't love but like for the price).

Sticky Fat is an exceedingly average brew. This is the first truly disappointing offering from Half Acre. Their marketing is good though.

Serving type: growler

09-15-2010 19:48:58 | More by GRShultz
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route66pubs

California

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GbVDave for the growler! Great surprise this one!

A - pours an extremely dark black. No light through this. Root beer-like head is thick and heavy from a hard pour, and it sticks to the "pint" glass like a spider web, leaving its fingerprints all over the glass for a long, long time.

S - the aroma changes over the course of the growler. What was originally pretty darn citrusy with the first pour has - as I'm into my second glass - become more mellow and, as Dave said, piney. This is an incredible aromatic beer with each and every layer having its own enjoyment for sure.

T - some definite hops in there but what are they? I first thought Amarillo as citrus (grapefruit and maybe a hint of lemon) abounded. Now, I'm not so sure. The hop forward nature of this one has diminished over an hour or so, and has become MUCH more balanced. Still some citrus but smokey, charcoal flavors are now coming forward more.

M - Initially, the carbonation on this was almost too much. Now, carbonation, smokey goodness, and smooth milk chocolate sensations coat the tongue and mouth in equal numbers, making this a very refined BIPA indeed.

D - While I would love to try this on tap, I almost think that letting a growler of this open up and warm up may be the way to go. The changes that have happened on this over its time being open have been incredible, and it makes me want more. Of course, the dryness from the smoke and the perfect balance in the aromas and tastes don't hurt, either.

Again, THANKS GbVDave for this wonderful experience.

Serving type: growler

09-14-2010 05:24:17 | More by route66pubs
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

64 oz growler into a pint glass. Props to my Half Acre hook-up Sean9689 for helping me out with this.

Pours a deep brown/near black, with clear ruby highlights coming out along the bottom, and topped with several thick and foamy fingers of dark mocha colored head. Once things settle down, this retains with a stiff ½ finger that doesn't budge much, leaving behind some robust and creamy swathes of lacing, which stick to the sides of the glass with some thickness. The aroma is VERY sticky smelling in the nose, with a combo of malts and hops. Hops dominate up front with some strong pine, spice, earth, and dankness, while the back end is all toffee, cocoa, and roast, which lends this an almost smoky molasses character in the nose. This is all wrapped up in a vibrant feeling fresh floral feel.

The taste is similar but even more biting, with a fresh bitter splash of resins, spice, bright citrus flavors, and dank herbal undertones. The malts are sweet at first, with some toffee and chocolate character, before a deep roasty flush of burnt character ends things. This finishes with notes of bitter fruit, rind, and wet earth all lingering on the tongue for a while. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, prickling the tongue with sharpness before filling the rest of the mouth up with flavor. The body does seem a little thin in the back (where it also feels like there should be more of a malt presence) but this has an oily slickness to it that keeps it moving in the mouth and alcohol content is very well hid.

It's good to see this one get included in the new "Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale" category, as a "Fresh Hop Black IPA" is exactly how this one came off to me. At first I thought that the herbal and danky nature of the wet hops was going to clash with the burnt roastiness of the malts (this does seem a little thin in the malt department towards the back) but more balancing sweetness emerged as this warmed and I was won over about ½ ways through the growler. A tasty and unique offering here from Half Acre.

Serving type: growler

09-13-2010 17:04:55 | More by Kegatron
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haveaduff2

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, aromatic, delicious. Poured smoothly from the growler and produced a thick, lovely head with a pleasing, intense hop scent. Mouthfeel was silky and rich, inviting more sips. Almost felt like this was poured from a nitro tap, that's how silky. Big hop flavor all over this big bear, with a malty beginning and a drier finish. This was a winner. The weather had turned a bit cool that evening, just right for this one.

Serving type: growler

09-08-2010 18:54:12 | More by haveaduff2
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thetomG

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

HMMM....

Dark brown pour with a nice sized brown foamy head that leaves some sticky spotty lacing around the glass. Aroma is mostly a sweet sticky malty blend. Taste is more bold and complex - so much so that I'm really struggling to pick out specific flavors. There's definitely some sweet malty notes, along with a slight hint of espresso and some mildly piney hoppy aspects, but the flavor really is more of a sum of its parts than it is about any one element shining through. Is it a black IPA or a hoppy dark american ale or a hoppy brown ale? I'm not sure, but it is VERY interesting and not like any beer I've had before. On the lighter & smoother side of things and very drinkable.

Will be definitely be enjoying more of this tasty and unique brew.

Serving type: growler

09-08-2010 03:37:22 | More by thetomG
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dirtylou

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

growler from the brewery

reviews all over the place on this one - almost as if we were not drinking the same product.

split and paired with some pork belly and saturday laziness

appearance: poured from a growler into a standard pint - dark mahogany body, foamy tan cap with decent retention

smell: hoppy - mostly pine and grapefruit aromas come through, dry roasted malt

taste: We definitely liked this one - smooth chocolate, coffee, piney hops, citrus peel, dry roasted malt. Very fresh and very drinkable

mouthfeel: great - creamy and smooth

drinkability: high

Serving type: growler

09-07-2010 00:06:58 | More by dirtylou
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paco1029384756

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown, nearly black with one and a half fingers of creamy tan head.

Scent of lightly charred malts, sugar, dry, earthy hops, and pine. I really like the hop character, but there's something about the malt I find off.

Taste of strong pine, grass, chalk,and light nondescript malt. Similarly with the scent, I am just not picking much up from this, but maybe that is a good thing. I was really looking forward to this one, but now I will have to trudge through a growler of this and be miserable.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, underwhelming.

Serving type: growler

09-06-2010 23:24:02 | More by paco1029384756
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up on Friday - as fresh as can be. Served in a Rodenbach tulip glass.

A - Pours with two fingers of tan foam that show good retention, and eventually settle to a thick cap, leaving behind splotchy glass-coating lace. The body is a very, very, dark brown color - almost black.

S - Huge dry-hop aroma here, with big floral, pine, and citrus notes, as well as some caramel and cocoa flavors. This is pretty good, and there's nary a trace of the 6.5%.

T - Here's where things go off the rails. Earthy, grassy, some chalk, and a fair bit of residual bitterness. It's almost as if Half Acre got so excited about the huge dry hop aroma, that they forgot about the "Dark Ale" part of the beer. There isn't much sweetness or roast to balance out the astringent and medicinal hop bitterness.

M - Medium-light body, overly chalky and gritty, with fairly harsh carbonation, and an odd papery residual feel. No alcohol warmth thankfully.

D - This was a big disappointment - things just went totally south after the pleasing nose. I managed to finish my first glass, but I had no interest in having another. Comes off like a ridiculously overhopped Irish Dry Stout, which is not a particularly compelling combination for me.

Probably not as bad as I'm making it out to be, but a big letdown. I think Freedom of '78 was the best of the recent batch of special releases, but I'd rather have more Shewolf or Double Daisy Cutter.

Serving type: growler

09-06-2010 15:52:58 | More by MasterSki
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Growler from Alex. Thanks dude.

A - Pours black, tan head, thin ring and thin cap on top with some spotty lacing.

S - Very hoppy, some slighty sweet malts, rye notes.

T - Meh. Too hoppy, slight malts, rye, plastic. Not enough sweetness to balance it out. Way one-dimensional with a plastic/medicinal finish.

M - Light to medium, good carbonation, dry finish.

D - No more, please. Just not a fan. Too much hops and not enough sweetness to balance it out. I'd rather be drinking an APA or IPA if I want something this hoppy.

Serving type: growler

09-05-2010 21:11:58 | More by Sean9689
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours nearly black with the slimmest of dark brown highlights and two fingers of sudsy khaki head.

Smell -- Bursting with fresh pine and bright citrus hop aroma, along with dark chocolate. The roast malt takes a backseat to the wet hops.

Taste -- Grapefruit and pine sap up front. Hop bitterness is moderate, with more emphasis on flavor and aromatics. Malts are dry and roasty, not unlike a dry Irish stout.

Mouthfeel -- Medium in body, a bit viscous, with mild carbonation. Works well.

Drinkability -- Phenomenal. Exceeded my high expectations. Great flavors, but still very easy-drinking. I was planning on sharing this growler with some other BA's, but maybe I'll just drink it by myself...

Serving type: growler

09-05-2010 21:03:07 | More by yeahnatenelson
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Growler from the brewery provided by Alex.

Pours a dark brown, coca cola on the edges, light tan head, good carbonation...Aroma is super hop, can tell it was wet hopped, lots of grass...The taste is really boring, not much going on, light brown sugar, a little hops, but really pretty boring. Light chalk finish that just seals the deal as not being a good one.

Serving type: growler

09-05-2010 20:55:47 | More by jrallen34
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emerge077

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Epitome of a Black IPA, Cascadian dark ale, American Black Ale, whatyamacallit.

Black with a mahoghany glint in the meniscus. Arcs of sticky lacing all around, an ample cap of tan foam settles slowly.

Roasty with an almost tropical hop aroma, super citrusy and fruity. Resiny pine sap and orange rind.

Flavor has an even balance between piney, grapefruity hops and a roasty malt character. Citrus is dominant, and it's roasty in the middle... almost stout-like, with a dry finish. Very savory and balanced. Easy carbonation, allowing the flavors to come through well. Very flavorful and easy to drink... abv isn't noticeable. The wet hop character pops with freshness and is the main draw. Loved this stuff...

Serving type: growler

09-05-2010 01:24:48 | More by emerge077
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 64oz growler into a 20oz imperial pint.

A: Pours a dark cola brown with a huge five fingers of dark khaki meringue filling the glass. Retention was excellent and the lace was plentiful and sticky.

S: Fresh squeezed pine and brown bread. Grapefruit makes an appearance as does a bit of carmelized brown sugar. Roasted malt lends some richness to the aroma.

T: Freshly clipped pine bough drizzled with grapefruit and roasty malt. Interesting mixture of flavors that brings to mind rye bread, mexican chocolate, mint, and a hint of coffee. The burps are killer...like I was chewing on a pine cone!

M: Almost perfect mouthfeel. Not thin and watery, not thick and syrupy...just right. Fantastic peppery prickle (hop oil? rye malt?) that sticks to every mouth surface. Actually tingles on the lips and tongue long after the swallow.

D: Perfect weather for this beer to drop. After a long, hot, and humid Chicago summer we were treated to a cool, dry, and breezy early autumn day...perfect for this stick to your ribs beer. Get it while you can...this is awesome!

Serving type: growler

09-03-2010 23:46:09 | More by GbVDave
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sidetracked

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Growler purchased today at Half Acre--a great kickoff to Labor Day weekend.

Pours a clear, very dark brown with lots of light brown head that lingers well. Some lacing.

Aroma is citrus and piney bitter hops mixed with sweet roasted malts.

Taste upfront is bitter grapefruit, citrus and pine. Middle introduces a light roasted malt flavor of roasted coffee and caramel--somewhat bready too. Finish is a combination of citrus hops and roasted malts. Lingering flavor of roasted malts and dark chocolate.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Really clean finish--not oily or syrupy.

Really nice mix of fresh hops and roasted malts. Great balance with no one flavor dominating. One of Half Acre's best so far.

9/3/2010

Serving type: growler

09-03-2010 21:33:08 | More by sidetracked
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magictacosinus

California

4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Todd! This was a late September release at the brewery, and was consumed in mid-February. I really wish these kinds of beers wouldn't arrive to me so old and late, but there didn't seem to be anything wrong with this, so I went ahead with the review. Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Wow, that's a really good looking black ale, which is unlike other low ABV offerings that I've had in the past. Darkened, for the most part, with some nice reddish and light maroon streaks against the light. A frothy, off-white head coats the top of the glass, leaving behind a good deal of lacing and sticky residue at the sides of the glass. Contains a good deal of sediment at the bottom of the glass, and indeed, it is slightly cloudy overall. Looks like a good home brew, to be perfectly honest.

Smells really interesting, however, and I'm not sure if the bottle's age has affected the beer, but it's really brought out a lot of fruitiness and mellow, herbal goodness to the mix on top of the roasted malt base. At first, there's flavors awash with dark fruits, such as figs, prunes, and raisins (indeed, the same qualities found in, say, a Belgian quad), as well as cocoa powder, some coffee, light anise, and then pine, orange peel, and cardamom at the finish. Finishes with a light cinnamon and caramel flavor. It's definitely not as dank as other black IPAs, although is this really an IPA? It feels far more like its own twist on the usually hoppy style, opting more to focus on the fruity yeasty and roasted malty characteristics, and to be honest, I'm pretty happy for it.

Tastes about the same as it is in the aroma, with a little bit more of a pronounced bitterness from the hops as well as a roasted character at the finish. Starts off the same - dark fruits come in, followed by the delightful cocoa powdery flavor, with some lightly ground coffee beans, anise, pine, and even some brief tobacco, to my surprise. Retains a herbal characteristic throughout, similar to that of black tea, and is slightly peppery at the finish. Otherwise, this is far more on the malty side, showcasing a toasted malt profile with a good amount of caramel and cinnamon. Melded with the pine, it works really well, but it's pretty even-grounded when it comes to measuring its bitter traits. Feels wet and slightly oily, although it has a dry, chocolate nib kind of consistency that is slightly tannic and grainy, but enjoyable overall. Medium-bodied, which works for the balanced flavor profile at hand. Really good stuff!

This was a surprise to me - and it may be the very first black ale that doesn't knock you over with hops or a charred roasted character. Rather, it's fruity, slightly bitter, and roasted to an extent, but maintains a degree of control throughout consumption. I do wish I had had this fresh, but it's held up quite nicely. Just like their Chub Step porter, a great everyday drinking richer ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 23:07:49 | More by magictacosinus
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brown and clear in color with a thin half finger light tan head that has decent retention.

Smell is good. Smell has some fresh hop aromas forward mainly spicy herbal notes. There is a nice husky grainy malt body in the end.

Taste is good. There is a hoppy bitterness forward before an nice roasted chocolaty malt flavor that dominates the mid section of the beer and fades into a slightly roasted and mostly hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel has a light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Highly drinkable and a nice light stick feel finishes

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 02:03:49 | More by Fcolle2
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Sticky Fat from Half Acre Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.