Made with Munich, Chocolate and Brown Barley Malts, Oatmeal and Kent Golding Hops, this is 750ml of joy.
This beer poured into my glass with a deep, almost opaque, mahogany red and kept it’s frothy cloud of head for some time.
As with most beers from this brewery, from the first mouthful you can taste the class of the brewer.
Dark and full and satisfying, this is a beer you could eat with a spoon.
There’s the most delicious dark chocolate stickiness, but it’s tempered so well by the crisp toastiness of the other malts.
Imagine your favourite luxurious chocolate made into a spread and given to you on brilliantly baked slice of toasted wholemeal bread.
The aroma while drinking is heady, full of floral notes and a good yeast dryness that follows into the finish where the Goldings do their work, providing hedgerow bitterness with a nice hint of elderflower and blackcurrant leaves.
Happy birthday to me.
Bought and drunk on my birthday.