Very little information can be gleaned from the internet about Urban Family Brewing Co., so here are the basics: Urban Family is a farmhouse brewery located in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle and according to the bottle, the only thing they take seriously is the beer itself.
There it is, short and sweet.
Death To Cereal is a 7.4 percent ABV stout brewed with milk sugar and Sumatran coffee beans. From a 500ml bottle with simple labeling and design, a medium pour produces a deep dark brownish-black color with touches of a dark, walnut hue around the edges where the light penetrates in. Barely a finger of tan head is present and there is absolutely no lacing to be seen.
The aroma excites me as I get a nose full of roasted coffee with a background of sweet malt. Touches of sour milk and mild caramel are also present, yet subdued.
First sip produces coffee up front, but much less than the aroma would have had me believe was present. There is earthy hops, cloying sweetness, flat cola and a very light bit of chocolate follow but fade quickly into the background.
Carbonation is almost non-existent and the mouthfeel is watery for a stout. The balance is good, but not pronounced enough and the flavors exit very quickly. Lacking any definable finish, I am left with no taste or remnants from what I just drank and absolutely no hint of the alcohol or any of the roasty, chocolately goodness that I would have expected