I get a faint bit of pine from the nose but nothing too sharp. A little disappointed in that, since I was hoping for more.
It’s…ok? There’s some decent bitterness on the finish but nothing distinctive, and the middle of the beer has enough to keep it from just being all about the hops.
But I can’t help but feel a bit disappointed. I’ve spent time working on this and nothing quite seems to come out right.
One other thing: I noticed that there was some wild variations in bottle quality. A couple-not many but still-were clearly infected. Which is disappointing as I’ve been paying more attention to scrubbing and cleaning these bottles before sanitization.
Still, more drinkable bottles than not, so…take what I can get?
5 lb High color malt
2 lb Munich
1 ob Full Pint Vielna
.5 lb Caramel 30
Fermentables: 3.5 lb ExLME
2 oz Cascade, 1 oz Palisade @ 60
1 oz Cascade, .5 oz Palisade @30
Yeast: Imperial’s Darkness (3rd, final use)
Secondary: 12/5, .5 oz Palisade, 1 oz Cascade added