It's a great Fall Sunday Afternoon and I have opened up 22 ounces of Autumn goodness called a Black Eye Ale from the Mendocino Brewing Company in Ukiah, Ca. No, didn't get a black eye when I popped the top on this one. This beer is a combination of Mendocino's Black Hawk Stout and their Eye of the Hawk Select Ale - get the connection?
This beer pours a dark burgundy with a small khaki brown head that dissipates rather quickly. Aromas of brown sugar and butterscotch tempt the nose and the first taste is malt forward with
a wonderful roundness that finishes with a bit of an IPA bite. This is sort of a Black and Tan, but made with a hoppier ale, so maybe it's in a category of it's own. Surprising light - kind of like the Black Lagers that have been a bit of a rage lately. Yes - A bit like those, but with some hop bite - a nice combination. It should go well with the Turkey Chili bubbling away in the crockpot. Ah yes - I love the Autumn - Dark beers and comfort foods.
Nabbed the latest Dog Party at 1-2-3-4 Go yesterday and picked up a Full Breach Kicks records release from the Jones - had lotsa fun diggin in the stacks-o-wax!
In the bathroom at 1-2-3-4 Go records
The Slick Chick is fully operational! Taking it's place next to to Lighting Ball - might need to move it across the studios to the larger lineup - hmmm choices.....