Cracking the can of Disgruntled Brewing Menace (5.7% alcohol by volume, 42.5 International bittering Units) releases rich coffee and roast aromas that smell of a variety of different malts. The roast is mild but above average and there are no harsh or burnt aromas. It pours rich dark brown to black under a 3" medium tan cap with good retention. Lightly sweetened coffee leads the roast flavors receiving support from chocolate and other dark grains. There is some dark fruit and dark dried fruit in the background and a very faint hint of smoke. Malt flavors are medium high, hop flavors are low, hop bitterness is medium. It finishes dry with a slight grainy astringency. The texture is very creamy and rich. The body is medium full and the carbonation is medium but very soft. This flavorful American Stout has a very luscious texture and is a delight to drink. I rate it 80.
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