Year of New Beer: Obsidian Kakow, Rock House Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 11/02/2020

Awesome nose, offering up a big dose of dark chocolate and espresso roast, with a touch of warmth, the cinnamon starts to pop, with only faint hints of habañero. Does a bit of a 180° on the tongue, as the heat comes front and center. Cinnamon tickles the taste buds early, with a peppery burn hitting hard on the swallow. Still plenty of roasty malts, as well as a trace of vanilla sweetness. Coffee notes pair nicely with the spice on the backend. If you're sensitive to a little heat, this may not be your thing. But if you like some spicy chocolate, you're going to find this extremely enjoyable. So well done.