The malt shows up in the nose-velvety in its smoothness.The scents reside someplace between chocolate and caramel, a little toasty and a little sweet. Under that is a little yeasty quality, not enough to disrupt things but definitely there.
And it’s damn drinkable. Quaffable (which is a word that I love): I set this beer down and I already want to pick it up again. It’s not hop forward at all, which is proper to me and the sweeter flavors aren’t cloying either. The effervescence on the finish helps…and maybe there’s a hint of hop bitterness to keep it all in line.
This one is a winner.
5 lb pale
.75 lb biscuit, caramunich, and Munich malts
.25 roasted barley
Fermentables: 5 lb Extra Light Malt Extract
.75 oz Loral, .66 oz US Fuggle @60
.25 oz Loral, .33 oz US Fuggle @5
Extras: 1/2 tsp Irish Moss@ 5
Yeast: Imperial Flagship