Fort Collins Brewery Kidd Black Lager

Let me set the scene:

We’ve just put Little Bug to bed for the 3rd time tonight.  The house is nearly dark and it’s very quiet.  The dogs are in bed.  I won’t bore you with details but it’s been a long stressful day.  Mister walks in from the kitchen and hands me a snifter of a beautiful, deep, rich brown beer.  I didn’t know what it was but it turned out to be Fort Collins Kidd (black lager).  This one falls in the same category as last night’s dunkel.

Mister, “Wow.  That has a really strong nose.  It’s sorta wet dog.  No, sour.  I don’t know.  What do you smell?”

Me, “Give me a second; I’m blogging.”

Mister turns to his phone and starts playing a game.

Me, “I smell coffee, chocolate, and a deep roasted malt (almost burned).”

Mister, “I like it.  I don’t think you’re going to.”

Not so much at first.  It’s a complex flavor, slightly bitter (24 IBU) and a bit smokey.  The after taste is definitely coffee.  I will say that it grows on you, though.  I had a few more sips as I was typing out the last of this and while I don’t think I’ll be begging for more, I definitely didn’t hate it.

Mister suggested that it’d be good with ice cream.  I agree.  A rich, velvety vanilla would set it off perfectly. Time for a beer float?

Cheers!

Fort Collins Kidd

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