- Light hoppy nose :-) Well, I don't know. What am I tasting here? Trying to suppress the yeasty flavor from the yeast still in suspension. Ok, nothing weird. Yeah that's the first impression.
- The second impression is thin.
- Third impression is well, kinda bitter. More than I thought. Yeast? No.
So, do I think it is gonna taste good when it's all said and done? Well, yes. There's nothing really wrong with it. No infections or weird off flavors. It's clean (minus the yeast), floral hoppy and bitter. There's a slightly dark chocolate after taste...I think. Hopefully I'll be saying something like this once it is finished, cooled and carbonated.
"Looks substantial, enticing hoppy nose, light mouth feel, tinge of chocolate malt flavors and a bitter finish. Can I have another please?"Already thinking an English Ale yeast might have left some residual malt flavors behind. Might want to make a licorice root tea and see if that's what I want to add to the special version of this.
Yeah, ABNSPA is a bit too long of an acronym for my new style. Can't go global with a six letter acronym. I'll have to think of a catchy TLA (that's Three Letter Acronym). I have to consult my copy of The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit: An A to Z Lexicon of Empty, Enraging, and Just Plain Stupid Office Talk for inspiration.