Tasted Tuesday 8 September 2009. 500ml Bottle, 4.2% Alc/Vol
Well this was just plain disappointing. It had a dark brown nearly completely black colour and a fast fading off white head.
It certainly smelt like coffee but the kind of wet used coffee grinds from the percolator. Some charry notes and a hint of chocolate and nutty almond character were evident.
Here is where the beer really falls down though. Instead of a rich, full palate (and it doesn’t need to be a whopping malt driven beer to be any good) it was thin, watery, dry and bitter with stale coffee, weak malt and no length of palate.