|Late Friday Snow...Saturday Evening Sunset, 1/26|
Subfreezing temps. A couple of mid-60s plus days mixed in as teasers (and melt the snow). Water temps hovering around 40F. The waiting is the hardest part.
Baltimore's Heavy Seas Black Cannon is a seasonal Black IPA modeled after their IPA offering Loose Cannon. At 45 IBUs it has a nice balance of caramelly (word) malts and the piney-citrus of a generous importation of hops to develop a bittersweet offering perfect for healing the long cold stab of the winter blues. Pours a deep brown/black. Very nice lacing behind a 1/2 finger brown-tan head. Burnt roasted sweet coffee taste with a refreshing dry finish. A six is enough. 7.25% ABV. Plenty warm after you've done that! No problem nodding off either. I'll admit...I'm a bit partial to Black IPAs. And I'm from Maryland. I gave this an A. Tough it out!
"Suiting up ain't so bad with
waves like these staring you
-ESM Magazine on Winter Surf