Beer: Fish Brewing Co. Reel Ales Swordfish
Type: Double Cascadian Dark Ale
Packaging: 22 oz
Location Brewed: Olympia WA
Aroma: Big hops with caramel malt.
Appearance: Almost black, unless you hold it to the light, then dark dark brown. Tan head.
Body & Texture: Very easy to swallow. Feels velvety going down the throat.
Aftertaste: Almost a chocolate aftertaste. Noticeable toasted malt flavor. Smells bitter but it’s balanced nicely with malt.
Overall Impression: Nice aroma, easy to drink, perfect for fall or winter. Great Brussels lacing. Brussels lacing is the term used to describe the foam left on the side of your beer glass. Some say it just means you have a clean glass, while I’ve also heard it determines how fresh your beer is. Either way, it’s always nice to have some lacing. This beer was surprisingly drinkable. I’m still a newbie to drinking any dark colored beers. I always expect a dark beer to be overwhelmingly strong but that is not the case. Color really doesn’t mean you’re drinking a stronger beer. In this case, it does have higher IBU’s (International Bittering Units), but it actually has a great balance with malt. I would definitely drink this beer again!