Part next in the brown ale series: The nose has a lovely caramel and chocolate mix going on. It’s rather luscious, considering and I’m a little surprised I managed to create something with this kind of scent. Pretty cool.
The beer isn’t too heavy on the tongue but there’s a definite cocoa flavor happening, with the inclusive dryness that comes from dark chocolate.
The finish is light, strong effervescence on the tongue and is there a touch of lemon there? It’s a pretty solid ale, I’ll say that. The color isn’t what I hoped but the flavor profile is pretty nice.
I suppose that at the least, I’m making some really good porters.
Brew date: 3/26/17
2 lb Chocolate
3 lb British brown
1 lb Belgian biscuit
Fermentables: 7 lb LME
Additions: 1/8 tsp Calcium Chloride to boil
.75 oz Nugget & US Fuggles @ 60
.25 oz Nugget & US FUggles @5
Yeast: Imperial Independence (3rd use)