Name – Collaboration Not Litigation Ale
Country – United States
Type – Belgian Strong Dark
Appearance – Poured a hazy rusty red color with a nice sized head that laced the glass a great deal.
Smell – Very sweet malt smells picking up apples, raisins, caramel and grapes.
Taste – Pretty right on with the smell. Mostly the same sweet flavors and really no noticeable hop taste.
This was Batch #2 and bottle in February 2008 from Avery and Russian River for this collaborative brew. Very complex smell and taste with a lot going on. Probably the fact that it is already over a year old the hops have just kind of died off in the beer.
Overall Grade – B+