The dark copper Coney Island Lager manages to wrap lots of intricacy into a tight, quaffable package. The beer fills the nose with a malt-forward aroma of toasted bread crust with a hint of toffee sweetness, though grassy hops lend a bit of an edge. From sip to swallow, it showcases wonderful balance: Lightly sweet toasted bread crust rolls out as earthy hops swell in the back. Hints of raisin add rich complexity to the flavor before hardy bitterness overtakes the tongue. A touch of toast and long-lasting bitterness marks the finish.