There is something to be said for consistency. Doing the same thing, every time helps bring about results that are expected.
I’m pleased the say that it’s no different here: Mary MacLeod is a solid version of the Devil’s Mother. I just keep repeating that recipe, and it keeps on delivering.
The nose isn’t too strong and that is a slight ding against the beer. The dry roast coffee scent is there, if I dig into it but it’s not pushed at all. That is only bad because so much flavor is lost without olafactory stimulation!
(Sorry, I’m trying out some $5 words to keep from getting burnt out).
The beer itself though is solid as a brick. Full body, a touch of black licorice in there, almost certainly coming from the Black Patent malt, with nothing too sharp on the bitterness to make the beer too challenging to drink.
Brew Date: 10.22.16
1 lb black patent
1.5 lb chocolate
.5 black prinz
3 lb 2 row
4 lb Maris otter
7 lb LME
Additions: 1 lb Lactose
Hops: 2 oz Nugget @60
Yeast: Imperial Darkness