Reasonably Corrupt

Louisiana
United States
Great Raft Beer Reasonably Corrupt
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A black lager with dark and roasty malt sweetness. Don’t let the darkness fool you – this is a sweeter, fuller-bodied version of the premium lager you know and love. It has a smooth, crisp finish, with depth of color and taste.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
30
Served at: 
50° F
Hops: 
Fuggles
Malts: 
Pilsen, Chocolate, Caramel, Munich
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

I am initially hit with a strong roast character that's full of burnt toast, ash and coffee grounds. This slowly gives way to a subtle bread crust and graininess with a bit of caramel notes to follow. The caramel amplifies as the beer warms, strongly affecting its body and balance. The beer comes off a touch too sweet and full for the stylistic expectations, though there is a light bitterness accompanied by a fleeting note of herbal hops, but it's not enough to balance the abundant sweetness overall. A noticeable fruitiness arises as you continue to drink it, which compounds the sweet perception from the caramel. This would accompany spicy foods like Buffalo wings or Thai curry incredibly well.