Today's beer is another beer I've been hoarding in my basement for some time. It comes in a 500mL narrow bottle with a pry cap and 4.8% alcohol/vol. The Garrison Brewing company is relatively well-respected, so I have decently high expectations for this beer.
When opened, I could immediately smell lots and lots of chocolate malts. It poured a dark brown colour with a small tan head. The bubbles were almost completely undetectable due to the darkness of the beer. After the pour, the chocolatey aroma had completely disappeared and was replaced with with a smell I couldn't quite place.
The first sip went alright. I found the beer to have an exceptionally weak flavour. There wasn't anything off per se, it was just weak. There was a faint coffee flavour to it. The feel in the mouth had a little bit of bite. The beer had a bitter aftertaste that came slowly and was probably the most noticeable part of the beer. The beer wasn't unpleasant, but I don't think I would waste my time with it again.