A fermented redemption, this is by far the best beer I've had in quite a long time.
HopBack Amber Ale, 6% Alc/vol
Troegs Brewing Co., Harrisburg, PA
This beer defies description, but I'll try. The aroma is so floral I can't pin it down to one or two olfactory hues. It smells like a flower garden in full bloom (Gardenias, Jasmine, Roses), as well as desert sage and fresh-ground black pepper. The taste, again, is such a synergy of flavors; liccorice, freshed pressed apple juice, black cherries, star anise, cinnamon, leather, butterscotch, I could go on and on....
I honestly can't remember liking a beer this much since I first tasted Orval. It is very rare that I give such accolades to a beer that isn't either [a] seasonal or [b] big. And being Troegs "flagship" beer I think it's all the more reason for me, and you, to investigate (aka get it and drink it) their other beers.
Prost! And Thanx Troegs for an awesome ale!
Yeah, about the picture...I begged you to look at mine first, I begged you!