5%ABV / 45 IBU / $13.55 per 6x341mL (BB 16 AL 30)
Near-black body with auburn highlights at edge of glass. Medium carbonation with visible bubbles. Large almost lager-like head.
Dark chocolate, figs, soy sauce, bread/muffin, some nutiness
Bitter with fig focus initially. Some darker chocolate at finish. As beer warms, hops become clearer with classic Cascade notes of citrus appearing way in the background.
Medium-viscous (think Guiness Extra)
A very good sessionable stout. Much more complexity than I would have expected at 5%. Where the stout has backed off somewhat from the roasted and coffee notes it has let dark fruit an nutty qualities shine through.
Red meat or heavier vegetarian fair. I would recommend something like a pepper steak to balance the sweetness in the stout. As per most stouts, chocolate-based desserts would also work quite well.