Redhook Double Black Stout with Coffee (Limited Release)
Pours a full, dark black with a foamy caramel-colored head. Heavy malt profile, with the fairly standard array of stout flavors: chocolate, toffee, coffee (made all the more intense as a result of coffee being added to the beer) with hints of anise. Alcohol flavor is present while not overly so. Hop flavor/aroma is very subtle leaving the beer overall on the sweet side. A nice beer to end a meal or to accompany a dessert without being so heavy as to overpower the food (unlike most imperial stouts). Overall a solid if not entirely interesting beer – immensely drinkable without providing a particularly unique experience.