Tomfoolery is the 14th installment in Terrapin's Side Projects series, limited-edition single batch runs of experimental brews. It is a "black saison," loaded with rye, wheat and dark malts that give an otherwise traditional ale an unusually dark color.
Black, is accurate. Tomfoolery is completely opaque. It appears to have a significant amount of carbonation, which forms a dense, khaki head that leaves sticky lacing.
This one is quite aromatic. The scent is heavy with roasted malt, rye bread, sweet figs and herbal hops. It's somewhat sour.
Taste & Feel
Very flavorful. Heavy on the wheat... bready. The caramel sweetness almost has a flat cola taste. There's also quite a bit of dark rye in the dry, roasty malt. The malt is balanced by a spicy hops.
Tomfoolery is medium bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel a bit of a carbonated tingle.
This one is all over the place... it's a rye, it's a wheat, it's dark, it's sweet, it's creamy, it's dry... whooo. Seriously, though, this is a good, flavorful beer. Extremely complex, but easy to drink.
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