Darling Brew Arrowhead
Brewery: Darling Brew
Style: Imperial Stout
Color: dark brown to black
Head: tan, rocky, ample
Body: medium, low carbonation, soft
Palate: chocolate notes, hoppy
Finish: long, dry, bittersweet
Served: on tap at the brewery in Darling
Impression: Darling Brew Arrowhead was on one of the tasting flight combos and it was good enough to order a full pour. It looked amazing, with a rocky tan head and nearly black. There were some nice chocolate notes in the nose and intermixed with the hops in the palate. It was, however, quite thin for a stout. In fact, I’d all this an Imperial Porter. More typically called a Baltic Porter, it has more drinkability than is typical of Imperial Stouts but still packs a lot of punch alcohol-wise, this one clocking in at 8%. It was nonetheless, a very enjoyable beer and I’d say our favorite at Darling Brew.
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