Sham Bock - Railway City Brewing (Canada - Ontario - St. Thomas) 6.8%
Just about opaque in a glass with a thick mocha head of resilient foam. Chocolate aroma with maple and a bit of hops as well as maybe just the slightest bit of booze.
Maple and chocolate flavour. Sweet but with an earthy tone as well as roasty malt flavours and a bitterness in the finish that keeps Sham Bock grounded. Railway City's use of maple merges better with the dark roasty malt flavours than I would have expected for quite a tasty beer.