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Appearance: The head is quite weak and very quickly fades to a thin halo around the edge of the glass. The interesting thing about this beer is the color; it’s a very deep red with almost purple tinting. Very peculiar.

Smell: Very muted. There’s a definite malty breadiness and not much else.

Taste: Again, peculiar. It’s bitter to an annoying level. The bitterness really masks a  lot of the other flavors. Fortunately, there’s an incredibly pleasant chocolateness and a hoppy finish.

Overall: All things together this was an enjoyable experience, but I was underwhelmed. 74/100. I believe I have something else from Elevator in the fridge that may be up soon, but we’re going back to stout country next.

Up Next: Great Lakes Blackout Stout