This beer has a nose of chocolate and marijuana. The chocolate is closer to coco powder-dry, sidling up to bitterness but not quite there. A little sweetness, even but that seems to be cut off by the marijuana.
The flavors follow this pattern, too. There is, I think, a little more sweetness in the taste than in the nose, which is nice. Again, though, the marijuana cuts through the beer on the finish. However, the marijuana isn’t the finish on this beer, which is great.
There’s a dry cocoa quality that re-introduces itself and keeps everything in check.
I should’ve been doing things this way long ago; contrasts instead of competition. Every good chef knows that, and lord knows I’ve been taught enough times.
On the upside, though: now I have a path forward!
Brew date: 9/16/19
.5 lb Chocolate
.5 lb black barley
.25 lb black patent
2 oz cocca nibs
1 cup toasted oats
Fermentables: 7 lb Light malt extract
Water additions: 1/2 tsp Gypsum
1 oz Nugget
3 oz Pale Blue Dream (marijuana strain)
Yeast: Imperial Darkness