The label is cool! It has a hand holding some hops and barley (if my non-farm knowledge identification is correct), but the hand is actually a cut-out from the white label, seeing into the black beer (or empty) through the brown bottle. "Grow the Revolution!" The top of the label is ringed with GYO [checkmark] eleven times plus an extra GYO at the end for good measure. GYO is a Rogue term for "Grow Your Own" and refers here to the fact that they used their own home-grown hops and barley. "Dedicated to Farmers and Fermenters."
The head on this beer was the coolest milk chocolate brown, with dashing ruby-red flecks sparkling in it; super-fine bubbles, too. Pretty neat! Nice aroma as well with malty dark chocolate, brown sugar and a hint of coffee. Roasty-malosty beer, wow! Roasted malty everywhere, burnt coffee beans, and a hint of chocolate. Creamy high-level carbonation. Not sweet like the aroma; rather, hoppy with a touch of licorice and dark cherry fruit. Intense! And then even more intense when a good dose of smoke fills your mouth! My bad attitude is gone, at least about this beer, and I thought this was pretty tasty all around. If you are a big ROASTED or SMOKEY fan, well you should have already picked up this beer! Since it has crossed my mind like four times in the past twenty minutes, I think that this beer would be an awesome beer to cook with, although my creative beer in food skilz are somewhat lacking. Anyone?
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