This beer has a good malt nose; reminds me of opening up the buckets of liquid malt extract that I add to wort.
There’s a hit of bitterness at the end, which I’m pretty sure is from the hops but it’s followed by a touch of chocolate. It’s not bad but it’s not really a pale, which is what my notes are trying to insist I was attempting to make.
Of course, as soon as I look at my notes, I have to ask: what was I thinking? Three pounds of C120 malt is NOT going to give me a pale ale, ever. It’s too dark! I’d call it a pretty solid amber ale, though. The head doesn’t always pour that foamy, either, this bottle was just showing off for the camera. So it’s actually a drinkable beer on top of everything else.
Brew date: 12.21.14
Steeping grains: 3 lb C120
Fermentables: 7 lb LME
1 oz Eldorado @ 60
1 oz Magnum @ 60
Yeast: 1084 Wyeast Irish, 2nd use
OG: Forgot to get b/c writing