Saturday, August 20, 2011
2012 Black Ale (Stephens Point Brewery, Stephens Point, WI)
Tan head bubbles up nicely on the pour over a nearly black ale, as advertised. A very light mouthfeel is the weak point of the beer. Watery base has a light roast malt, but not overly complex or interesting. More coffee than roast in the nose, which is fine,and none of the Cluster, Saaz and Cascade hops listed in the brewery's website description. Overall, a serviceable beer for the night and a standard beer for Stevens Point.