Elgood’s Brewery Black Eagle (7%)

This is Elgood’s take on an Imperial Stout and it’s really rather good.
I’ve had problems with some of their beers in the past, mainly the ones they present in clear glass bottles which have tasted a bit nasty as a result.
Fortunately this beer comes to you in a brown bottle and opens with a rich pruney goodness, and pours deep and dark into your glass.
Here’s a question.
Do you like rum and raisin chocolate?
You do?
Because that’s exactly what the main characters of this stout are.
It’s bitter chocolate stuffed with rum and raisin.
This is initially washed down with a glass of port, but it’s quickly followed by a good hot espresso.
That coffee hit is a short sharp blast of sensuousness before the finish gets dry and perfumed, with hints of incense, green tea and elderflowers.
Very nice indeed.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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