Tasted Wednesday 25 March 2009. 330ml bottle, 11.0% Alc/Vol
WOW!……….This is like being smacked in the head by a piece of 4 x 2! Think of the biggest, baddest red wine you have ever had….and you might come close to the flavour of this stout.
First of all this beer needs some years in the cellar, or drink it with some strong cheese or game meats. It is powerful and incredibly rich and you wouldn’t even notice the alcohol. The colour is impenetrably black with a dark brown espresso coloured head which dissipates fairly quickly.
Big, thick, rich and charry in the mouth with a grainy texture. Sweet dark roasted malts, dehydrated prune, bitter dark chocolate, liquorice, burnt nuts and a dry, long finish. Outstanding stuff.