Black Acre Beard Tax

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Black Acre Beard Tax

We tasted Beard Tax by the Black Acre Brewing on Episode 18.  It is a heavy Russian Imperial Stout.  While it is not an exact replica of the iconic Old Rasputin, this is a fantastic example of the style.  The dark malt really darkens this beer and provides the heavy mouth feel.  The after taste is present, but conversely is quite pleasant.  Very chocolaty and bitterness to accompany that.  This has less hop bitterness than sometimes comes through in a Russian Imperial Stout.  Joel personally likes this better, as the chocolate bitterness is better.  Scott actually really liked this beer, surprisingly, so we have been growing his pallet!  Nick thought this was pretty good, but Dylan thought it was not bad.

Joel Moser