A discontinued beer. Great. It's not even listed by the brewery. Never made their blog...oh, yes it did. Still, its departed. Yet there it is, cooling is the cistern. I picked this up in Ithaca because I had never seen on of their brews this far east and was please to see the price below ten bucks. No soak.
Well, that might explain it. Fountain! Lips clamped over the 750 ml bottle mouth, we do a dance until more toweling and the glass is found. Yet spurting into my gob, there is a very pleasant dry cocoa note. Once the glass is found, it pours a very deep dark black with only a thin off white rim. Not a lot of aroma - burnt cream spice. In the mouth, a little sour, cocoa, burnt toast and, as the BAers note, orange juice. Light and watery fresh orange juice. Not thin. A bit of an odd combination as it is like the end of breakfast - juice and toast scrapings. What schwarzbier is to a certain type of lager maybe this is to a Belgian wit. That might be it.
So, something of an experiment but not one without its charms and uses.