Green Forest Kitchen Sink | Black Forest Brew Haus

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Brewed by:
Black Forest Brew Haus
New York, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Gmann on 06-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of dkoehler42
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a dark and very powerful beer. It's not as dark as a black lager, nor as heavy as a porter, but will knock you on your butt if you're not expecting it. The flavor consists of lots of roasted grains and strong and bitter hops. It's a unique texture that I have not had the pleasure to experience before; but you can be sure I picked up a growler for later!

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Photo of Gmann
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from Website: A collaborative effort with DJ Swanson, Brewmaster of Greenport Brewing Company, this beer combines the brown ale styles with that of the Californian Common, or more simply a brown ale made with lager yeast & fermented at ale temps. 7% rye malt contributes a slight spice character while 100% Ahtanum hops provide the complimentary bitterness & flavor.

Pours a deep chestnut brown color with a dense khaki colored head the settled into a light cap.

The aroma is of a nice brown bread, toasted pumpernickle, and wet bark. There is some brown sugar sweetness as well as some dark caramel. The Ahtanum hops are very subtle and provide just a hint of orange citrus. Very good aroma for a brown ale.

The flavor is of a rich brown bread, lightly toasted, some pumpernickle. The ale has an earthy quality that I like in brown ales, woody with hints of peat. There is a slightly burnt caramel flavor which provides a good base. The hops are really there to add the necessary bitterness to balance the brew. The Ahtanum hops have a hard time breaking through the malt.

The feel is moderate to full; sits very well on the palate. The carbonation is soft which leads to a smooth feel. The lager yeast produces a fairly clean feel and lets the malt be the showcase.

This is a really good brown ale and a must try if you can find it. The malt flavors are excellent and it drinks like a champ.

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Green Forest Kitchen Sink from Black Forest Brew Haus
4.06 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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