Night of the Living Dead – Jinx: Peat-Smoked Ale of Fall
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a not-so-chilled pint glass. Found at The Depot in Arnold, Md (where I work part time)
Appearance: Poured a dark, chocolate brown. Light shines through to a deep, red plum color. I poured it gently down the side of the glass yet I still ended up with a half inch of toffee-colored foam; medium-sized bubbles that disappeared in about two minutes.
Aroma: Saltines and toast. Peat moss (yes, the kind you buy at Home Depot). Taste: I was hoping for something along the lines of Scotch whisky since it’s peat-smoked. No such luck. I’m not much of an ale guy, but I’ll give this the old college try. Notes of burnt toast, but not unpleasantly so. Earthy, as you would expect. Notes of molasses at the beginning of the glass, but that disappears as you drink it. Clean, smoky finish with a slight tartness that is unexpected.
Mouthfeel: Clean and tingly, you notice the carbonation. No cloying syrup at all.
Drinkability: Again, I’m not an ale guy, so this is a one-a-night beer for me, but if that was my taste, I would have no problem going through several of these. Even with the noticable carbonation, there’s no bloated feeling afterward.
Reviewed By: CohibaDon