I seem to have an unofficial theme of local stouts going on this month. It wasn’t planned, but I sure am enjoying it.
Beer Name: Sunday Paper
Brewery: Exhibit A Brewing Company (Framingham, MA)
Style: Imperial Stout
Description: An imperial stout brewed with locally sourced malts and fresh roasted coffee. Check out the brewery website for a bit more information.
Appearance: Dark, black body with thin, foamy tan head.
Smell: Slightly sweet with hints of lightly roasted coffee.
Taste: Very smooth, creamy malts mixed with subtle notes of light roast and sweetness. The finish offered a hint of espresso mixed with just a touch of heat.
Mouthfeel: More than medium bodied but not quite thick. Minimal carbonation.
Hype: I really enjoyed my last two offerings from this brewery and was hoping to keep the streak alive while branching out from their double IPAs.
Overall: It was good, but ultimately not really something that stood out for me. I think it was almost too smooth for what it was and could have done with a slightly bolder flavor and definitely a bit thicker mouthfeel. Wasn’t bad, but got overshadowed by some of the other beers I’ve had recently.