Too much hop still around after the best part of a year, right now I am getting something like a white grapefruit section covered in baker's semi-sweet chocolate. It's not so much unbalanced as far too much prior to balance. There are tangs and sweets, herbals and maltinesses in there but they have yet to come into their prime. An awkward teen of a beer. Pours a deep deep mahogany with a rich lacing mocha head that resolved into a thick froth and rim. The nose is dark chocolate with a bit of black licorice. I like but I would have liked it more in 2014.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."