This is a home brewed beer made by my friend in the North, Jimmy.
Is it any good?
Actually, yes it is rather.
Fell On Black Days pours a deep purple black with a decent cappuccino head.
It’s smell is predominantly jelly sweets and chocolate which to my mind is verging on Black IPA territory.
However, when you take a mouthful there’s a soft roundness to this beer that sits it firmly in Porter land.
The malts are chocolate and coffee at their heart, with some apple and pear juice swishing around over them.
And then the hops give you blackcurrant leaves, sherbet (hinting at BIPA again), lavender and dandelions.
All this leads to a finish that’s gentle and fleshy and comfortable.
Oh, and it’s a great name for a beer.
Homebrew can be so brilliant.
*Many thanks to Jimmy for letting me try his beer.