Imperial Jo - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by stakem:
3.54/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Thanks Slatetank for sharing this brew with me. Growler poured into a cervoise, the brew appears black in color with a rich mocha head. 2 fingers slowly fade leaving a webbing and patchy lace sticking to the glass. Some cola clarity is seen around the edges when held to the light.
The aroma is fruity with alcohol and mostly raison-like blending to some roasty milk chocolate. There is a touch of green yeastiness about the brew and it really doesnt pop with the coffee character you would expect based off the description.
The flavor has some green yeastiness about it as well that makes it seem like homebrew that was bottled too early. Some minor vegetative aspect blending to herbal hops. It is quite bitter caught between pine-like hoppiness and burnt char of grain. If I didnt know any better, if say this was a strange attempt at a black ipa, not a coffee stout.
This is medium bodied with a modest level of carbonation. This is an interesting offering. It seems like it is a poorly made black ipa or very vegetative stout but with a slick, quick finish yet some sips linger with roast and others like pine resin. The look is hands down the best characteristics of this brew. The flavor is quite muddled and messy. The aroma is nice but missing the advertised coffee attributes. Thank you Matt for sharing.
Serving type: growler
04-09-2014 14:19:07 | More by stakem
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