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From the tap list of Longship Brewery is an American Dark Ale called “Abomination”, with an ABV of 6.9%.

Appearance: Reddish-brown/chestnut, slight haze, medium tan colored frothy head, clusters of fast-rsing small bubbles and occasional medium-size bubbles within the head.  Good head retention & lacing.

Taste: Sweet milk-chocolate malt balls & caramel front, dark chocolate covered raisin middle, moderate herbal tea & tangerine-like medium sweet finish, with a hint of a rich English Toffee aftertaste, and mildly detectible alcohol warmth.

Smell: Very aromatic sweet toasted chocolate caramel macaroon with raisin and a hint of tangerine.

Mouthfeel: Light, soft body low astringency medium carbonation with a medium dry finish.

Humans, here is a great beer for watching movies! It started as a reminder of my favorite Milk-Chocolate Malted Milk Balls, and turned into Dark Chocolate Covered Raisins, and yet held an awesome hop/malt balance throughout the serving, with a subtle, lingering finish of tangerines. It would go well with rich, roasted meats such as lamb, pork or roast beef.


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About The Author

A San Diegan for 20 years, I am really enjoying the ever-growing craft beer scene here. I am a musician for 30+ years, a volunteer at the San Diego Humane Society, and recently graduated from San Diego State University-Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer Program! I especially enjoy good beer styles while watching and sitting in with friends at local jam sessions, hanging out with my pets and shelter dogs, camping and now trying my hand at homebrewing. As someone who likes to try new things, being abducted by Beer Alien is an exciting adventure to many new opportunities! Cheers!

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