Time an update. My 10 gallon batch half bottled and half kegged turned out fan-fn-tastic. Definately on the top 3 list of best ever brews. Obviously brewing it again soon.
Flavor was a lil heavy on the roasty side I thought, but I was alone in that opinion. I've made a mad effort to share this beer with as many snobby ass CDA judges & followers and everyone seem to agree its a spot on example of the style. I will be entering this beer in an upcoming competition.
Appearance was nearly jet black, but against light more of a super deep
Mahogany. Nice fat, tan rocky head descends to the last sip.
Aroma is tropical, coffee and herbal. Deep caramel & dark chocolate.
Mouthfeel is full and smooth. Warms up nice and more of the sweetness makes an appearance.
10 gal batch
20# 2-row 1oz Magnum-FWH
1.5#Carafa II. :Centennial
2#chocolate wheat :Cascade
1.5#Special B :Belma
2# Crystal 60. :Nugget
1oz EACH Hop Mix:
(60min continual hopping)