Oliphant Semigorgon Weizenbock Ale, 8.5% ABV. Oliphant Brewing, Somerset, WI.
Dark brown coloring, slim cocoa-tinged head, leaving lace.
In the nose: Cocoa and cream. Sweet and lovely. A gorgeous thing. Earthy, malty, a touch of heat.
In the mouth: There we have it. That magical mix of the wheat and the doppelbock, richly textured with that whisper of the banana and clove, carried forth with a mass of malt. Some spice, some smoke. Some pepper-y heat, from the intensely growing alcohol. Touch of sweet, but finishing malt, balanced and dry. Boom, boom, boom comes the booze.
Another wonderful one from Oliphant. Uniquely delicious.