Melancholia and the Infinite Sadness
Gigantic Brewing is going through a goth phase. The last four beers I’ve tasted have been black, some blacker than black. The latest is a doppelbock called Kiss the Goat. It’s dark. It’s very dark. In the black center of the beer is a gaping void. Is it licorice or is it death? Kiss the Goat tastes more like and ale than a lager – a messy finish on the palate. But the yeast can’t help you now. Even in the depth of depression there is a glimmer of sweetness, the beer is half sweet, bittersweet. Hopefully, the guys at Gigantic can climb out of their black hole soon. But as long as they are down there, more beer, please.