The last time I had this beer was way before this whole CAMRGB thing, way before I even thought about writing about beer.
I liked it back then.
And I like it still.
It pours the deepest polished sideboard red and smells of boozy bitter chocolate.
The initial flavours are rounded and friendly, all warm chocolate, light red fruits and Ovaltine.
But orange zest has been added to this brew, along with coriander, and you can definitely taste the orange.
It sparks and snaps and gives you a lovely sharp poke.
The coriander on the other hand is more of a spicy background hum.
There’s a fair amount of hops going on in here too.
Drawn out and crunchy, the hopping is dry hedgerow and blackcurrant leaves, and leads you happily into a dry and lasting finish that cuts across the creamy coating on your tongue and suggests that you might want to take another sip.
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