Chocolaty aroma with a unique roastiness that must be the chicory. (Yeah, I looked it up again, too.) Very much a chicory flavor start. Woody with bitter coffee and some roasted and ashy smoked malt. This beer has a dry aggressive flavor I find most unkind and rough on the palate. There are nice chocolaty flavors in the background, but the main focus is that harshness and a flat, old-coffee flavor that comes and never leaves. Pretty thin body. The 5.2% alcohol wasn't really very noticeable; the finish was a little dry, no more. Not horrible but I am not a fan. Can't wait for Aprihop and Festina Peche though.
|I thought the shadows were cool. That's all!|