Grand Teton Brewing Company 5 O’Clock Shadow Double Black Lager

Grand Teton Brewing Co. 5 O’Clock Shadow Double Black Lager
Super imperial in style, drinks like a medium bodied stout. 7.6% ABV. Supposed to be a schwarzbier in style that was doubled up. Dark brown to black in color. Very creamy and rich, loads of dark smoky flavors, moderate foamy head that lasted awhile. Killer nose with loads of malty aromas. Chocolate, brown sugar and some root like earthiness. Nice lager but a little over the top for the style. Easy drinking
3.6/5

FWIW, we had a small bottle of Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout along with the 5 O’Clock Shadow. The Bell’s blew it away. Way more structured, smoother, richer better balanced, more complex. I would give this one around a 4/5, maybe a little higher.


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