Colour and sight: Dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head.
Scent: Touches of caramel, mocha and chocolate. Spices such as liquorice and coriander are also present.
Flavour: Initially, a very good mouthfeel of alcohol and softness. This is followed by an increasing bitterness, partially from the hop, but also from the roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end a nice balance between bitterness, sour and sweet.
Pours slightly hazy red/brown with a decent off white head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate and some dark fruit. Palate is malty with underlying raisin and clove characters. Finish brings alcohol and yeast driven spice that serves to balance the caramel malt.
|Alcohol volume: 8.5% ABV