Fat Orange Cat "All Cats Are Gray in the Dark" White Stout

Saw a few beers from Fat Orange Cat being sold at the local beer purveyor, and I figured I would give them a try. I don't know much about them beyond the fact that they are based in Boston (possibly) and that this is part of the "Twelve Percent Beer Project", but this is a beer with a 7.2% ABV, so I'm not sure what the "Twelve Percent" is supposed to be.

By color, this may as well be a pale ale or an IPA of some sort. It's orange-brown with a patchy head made of tiny little bubbles, and it leaves lacing like a proper ale. The aroma is damn coffee grounds. You jerks. Put that stuff on the label! I hope there's more than coffee in this beer when I drink it, but I don't smell more.

First sip is the expected and hated coffee grounds. I have at least two more beers from Fat Orange Cat already sitting in my fridge, and I don't know that I even want to try them. These guys can get into a plane with the Prairie Artisan folks and fly to the middle of Antarctica to make beer for the people who are stranded there and don't have any choice of what they drink. For those of us in the civilized world, we label are damn cans appropriately when we are adding an overpower ingredient to our beer that is not covered by the Reinheitsgebot.

Bottom Line: I hope their fat orange cat gets hit by a bus.



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