Western Newfoundland Brewing Co. Strout River – Stout at 5.5% ABV | 30 IBU

Western Newfoundland Brewing Co. Strout River Stout at 5.5% ABV | 30 IBU (C$10.36 at NLC Howley Estates, 946 ml, packaged on 1-Mar-2018, acquired 28-Mar-2018, reviewed 28-Mar-2018)

Appearance: utterly black with no relief, a short, short-lived beige head. (3/5) Aroma: dark roasty and ashy malt, coffee, dry cocoa. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium slightly slick body, moderate-low carbonation, lingering bitter slightly astringent finish. (3/5)

I’m not quite sure what about this is not working for me – perhaps it’s a slight overemphasis on the dark malt, but it ends up being a bit burnt and slightly astringent. Not bad, but not one I really enjoyed a lot. (13/20)

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