10 Barrel Brewing S1NIST0R Black Ale poured a dark, almost impenetrable brown into the glass with red highlights where the light passed through and was topped with a thin, sticky white head. The nose was pure malt-forwardness, with toasted and dark notes of coffee and alfalfa.
10 Barrel Brewing S1NIST0R Black Ale had a crisp front, flat in carbonation but lively with a mineral water profile that settled too quickly into a roasted alfalfa body. Sweet honey notes, backed by a funky, grassy body, held my palette for a while, and the ale ended on a long but mild fade of lingering alfalfa.
Yes, I used the word alfalfa three times. 10 Barrel Brewing S1NIST0R Black Ale comes off as poorly integrated, smelling more of fresh rabbit pellets (the food) than complex malts.