This beer is designed to have a lot of dark fruit flavors like plum, fig, and raisin. Brown paper bags sometimes remind me of plums since we used to ripen plums in brown paper bags.
This was part of a group brew at Rob's house, this was my contribution. Came out a little stronger than anticipated, not sure how that happened. I made a 1.5 quart starter because trappistale yeast usually needs a little boost. I actually tasted the starter and it tasted pretty good itself. I should probably make a belgian pale ale with the same yeast at a future date.
Water adjustments: 1/16 tsp sodium bicarbonate to adjust the mash pH