Thornbridge Thorny Goat (6%)

Thorny GoatBrewed in collaboration with Mountain Goat Beer of Australia, this is a supercharged vanilla tinged mocha porter.
Thorny Goat poured like a pint of espresso into my glass, its dark creamy head thick and sexy, and it gave off a smell of cappuccino and chocolate.
There’s a good solid biscuit heart to this beer, a well baked digestive sits squarely in the middle and provides a firm bran rich body that anchors the rest of the flavours.
Around it flots steaming fresh black coffee giving off that lovely slightly smoked aroma you get when you’re opening a pack of Lavazza.
Then there’s an excellent dark bitter chocolate that’s viscous and mouth coating.
And all of this is enriched with a vanilla pod earthy sweetness that leaves you feeling you’ve just eaten a lovely Belgian chocolate wrapped in the bitter dry hedgerow crunch of the hops in the finish.

About Simon Williams

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