So good that New Belgium should call it 'Phat Tire.'

Just the Facts

Bottle temp at opening: 36 degrees.

Drinking temp: 36 degrees.

Nose: toasty, sugary.

Taste: Cocoa--barley.

6 out of 6 bottles

In the rotation of the 50 beers that I've been sampling, I was waiting for this one.  I've enjoyed this sweet Amber Ale a time or two in the past--and wherever this beer is, it a good place.  Just enough sweet and exotic flavors mixed to make this stand out from a mass-produced beer of a similar style--but drinkability unlike most crafty brethren.  This is the arrow that splits the arrow that's already in the bullseye.